JANUARY 19, 2011                                                            

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More than 6,000 people took to the streets last year to March for Life in the city where Roe v. Wade began.  Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has challenged the marchers to reach 10,000, and this year, pro-lifers of various religious, ethnic and cultural backgrounds will strive to meet that challenge.   On January 22, 2011, thousands will gather in downtown Dallas to publicly witness against the U.S. Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision, which made abortion legal throughout America and ushered in the deaths of 51 million unborn children.

The Dallas March for Life coincides with marches all over the country on or near January 22 -- the 38th memorial anniversary of Roe v. Wade to the day -- including Austin, Tulsa, Baton Rouge, San Francisco, and Honolulu.   Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz, Fort Worth Bishop Kevin Vann and Catholic pro-life youth from North Texas will also be in attendance at the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., on January 24.

Photo and Video Opportunities on January 22, 2011 in downtown Dallas:

7:45-8:45 a.m.             Roe Memorial Rosary/Jericho Walk around the Routh Street abortion center, 4321 N. Central Expressway; Dallas Auxiliary Bishop Mark Seitz participating

10 a.m.                        The Bishops of Dallas and Fort Worth will concelebrate the Roe Memorial Mass at Cathedral Guadalupe, 2215 Ross Avenue, including a Procession of Roses in packed Cathedral with overflow tent outside
Roses brought to the altar one by one by a person who was born every year since 1973 representing all the years abortion has been legal in the United States, in memory of their million+ peers killed by abortion during the year of their birth

Noon                            Dallas March for Life begins from the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe (corner of Ross and Pearl), continues to First Baptist Church (corner of San Jacinto and N. St. Paul) and ends at the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse.   Marchers witness to life, carrying life-affirming banners behind 38 empty strollers, representing the 51 million babies lost to abortion over the last 38 years; women who regret their abortions will also carry prominent signs.

12:30 p.m.                   Rally for Life outside Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse (reverse side of courthouse at Jackson and Griffin).  Thousands gather to listen to speakers at the building housing the district court where Roe v. Wade was first filed in 1970

Confirmed Rally speakers include:

- Bishop Kevin Farrell, Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas

- Pastor Joe Martin, Trinity Church

- Corinne Kelly, Students for Life, University of Texas, Dallas

- Dr. Jack Hatcher, Christ for the Nations

- Aurora Tinajero, Catholic Pro-Life Committee Spanish Ministry

- Pastor Mark Gonzales, U.S. Hispanic Prayer Network  

- Kyleen Wright, Texans for Life Coalition

- Music by Christ for the Nations

For more information, visit www.prolifedallas.org/roe.

About the Catholic Pro-Life Committee:  The Catholic Pro-Life Committee, a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization, is the Respect Life Ministry of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Texas.  It is the largest diocesan-based pro-life ministry in the nation. 

Facts about abortion:  More than 11,000 abortions are performed in Dallas County every year.  Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, more than 51,000,000 abortions have been performed in America.