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

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Thousands to Celebrate Historic Texas Victories this Saturday
North Texas pro-life community to transform downtown Dallas
DALLAS, JANUARY 14, 2015 -- On Saturday, January 17, 2015, thousands of North Texans will gather together to pray and witness to the tragic loss of over 56 million unborn children since the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade.  The theme of the 2015 North Texas March for Life is "On the Road to Victory" in recognition of historic legislative victories protecting women from the dangers of abortion in Texas, the closure of several substandard abortion facilities including two in Dallas, and the decreasing number of abortions across the state.   
 

As the result of the continually increasing crowds, the events preceding the North Texas March for Life now take place at the KBH Convention Center in downtown Dallas where the March will originate.  Last year over 7,000 people filled the convention center, with 10,000 marching through downtown.    
 

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 "an excellent opportunity to come together to pray and to give witness to the sacredness" of the gift of life and be a witness to Pope Francis' teaching that, "every life is a 'masterpiece of God's creation, made in His own image, destined to live forever, and deserving of the utmost reverence and respect'."

 

This year's Rally will feature the powerful bilingual testimony of a woman who considered abortion but instead chose life for her child and transformed her own life through the Project Gabriel Ministry and its outreach program GEMS -- assisting mothers in need during and after their pregnancy, and helping provide life skills to assist with parenting and personal and professional growth.

 

Photo and Video Opportunities on January 17, 2015 include:

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.Roe Memorial Rosaries outside the Southwestern abortion facility, 8616 Greenville Ave, Dallas and Planned Parenthood, 7989 West Virginia Dr, Dallas
12:30 p.m. Youth Concert at the KBH Convention Center arena, 650 S Griffin St, Dallas, featuring World Youth Day musician Curtis Stephan 
1:00 p.m. 

Roe Memorial Mass in convention center arena, concelebrated by Bishops of Dallas and Fort Worth.  Mass includes Procession of Roses (42 people bring a rose to the altar representing their million+ peers killed by abortion during the year of their birth since 1973) 

and

Praise & Worship Service in Ballroom A of convention center, featuring Criswell College's Dr. Barry Creamer, Watermark's Lulie Thomas, abortion survivor Josiah Presley, Involved for Life's Carolyn Cline, and Christ for the Nations Praise Singers. 

3:00 p.m. North Texas March for Life from convention center (corner of Ceremonial and Griffin) to the Earle Cabell Federal Courthouse. Marchers will be led by Bikers for Life with Bishop Kevin Farrell joining the Bikers for the first time this year!
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 noon to 5 p.m. 

 

Rally Speakers:

  • Bishops Kevin Farrell and Michael Olson, Roman Catholic Dioceses of Dallas and Fort Worth
  • Rebecca Carrell, co-host of Mornings with Jeff and Rebecca on 90.9, KCBI
  • Jonathan Pitts, Executive Director of The Urban Alternative
  • Irene Castaneda, sharing her testimony and
  • Dr. Robert Jeffress, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Dallas

2015 Mistress of Ceremonies

  • Kyleen Wright of Texans for Life

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

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:  Nearly 10,000 abortions are performed in Dallas County every year.  Since the 1973 Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, more than 56,000,000 abortions have been performed in America. 

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