Catholic Pro-Life Committee
Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas

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Former abortion worker to lead March for Life Saturday
North Texas pro-life community shines a light on downtown Dallas
DALLAS, JANUARY 14, 2016 --  On Saturday, January 16, 2016, thousands of North Texans will gather together to pray and witness to the tragic loss of over 57 million unborn children since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.  
The theme of the 2016 North Texas March for Life is "Speak LIFE to this present darkness" representing a call to the community to not only stand against the culture of death threatening the most vulnerable among us, but also to act as beacons for the millions suffering from past abortion experiences.   
Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas, who celebrates the Roe Memorial Mass each year and helps lead the North Texas March for Life, describes this annual event as a "wonderful opportunity to witness to Christ's merciful love," especially in this Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy declared by Pope Francis. Bishop Farrell exhorts the faithful: "We are all called to be Christ's light in the darkness and messengers of His merciful grace to the suffering. Participating in the Roe Memorial Events is a good way to begin answering this call."
This year's March and Rally will feature Jewels Green -- a former abortion worker turned ardent human rights advocate. She will share her incredible transformation as she exited the industry and found personal healing after her own abortion. She is overjoyed to see the tide shifting in public opinion about abortion and credits this, in part, to the peaceful, prayerful presence of dedicated individuals providing assistance to pregnant mothers in need.
Photo and Video Opportunities on January 16, 2016 include:
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Roe Memorial Rosaries outside the Southwestern abortion facility, 8616 Greenville Ave, Dallas and Planned Parenthood, 7989 West Virginia Dr, Dallas
11:30 a.m. Concert for Life at KBH Convention Center arena, 650 Griffin St., Dallas, featuring Jesus Team A, Tori Harris and Tom Grossman of Communities of Prayer
12:30 p.m.  Procession of Roses in convention center arena (43 children, teens and adults each bring a rose to the altar representing their million+ peers killed by abortion during the year of their birth since 1973)
1:00 p.m. 
Roe Memorial Mass (bilingual) in convention center arena celebrated by Bishop Kevin Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas with music by the Santa Clara Academy Choir. 
Call to Prayer in Ballroom A of convention center, led by TX Representative Cindy BurkettCarolyn Cline Hollis of Involved for Life; and Chris Wheel of The Turnaround Agenda; with special guest U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson.
3:00 p.m.  North Texas March for Life from convention center (Akard Street) to the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse. Marchers will be led by Matachina Dancers.
3:30 p.m. 
Rally for Life outside the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse (reverse side of courthouse at Jackson and Griffin).  Thousands will gather to listen to speakers at the building housing the district court where Roe v. Wade was first filed in 1970.
Plus Pro-Life Ministry Fair (Ballroom A) from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
Rally Speakers:
  • Bishop Kevin Farrell, Diocese of Dallas
  • Dr. Tony Evans, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
  • Mariana Schroeder, Respeto a la Vida de Fort Worth and
  • Former abortion worker, now national pro-life advocate Jewels Green

More about speakers here.


Music performed by
  • Christ for the Nations 
2016 Mistress of Ceremonies
  • Karen Garnett, Catholic Pro-Life Committee
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About the Catholic Pro-Life Committee
The Catholic Pro-Life Committee is a tax-exempt non-profit organization that serves the public through education on life issues, women's health issues, supportive services for pregnant women and their unborn children, and abortion aftercare.  Its services are available to anyone regardless of religious viewpoint or political affiliation.


Facts about abortion:  Over 8,000 abortions are performed in Dallas County every year.  Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, more than 57,000,000 abortions have been performed in America.