This month, tens of thousands of people will gather in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza, as the Walk for Life West Coast takes place on January 25, 2014. This is the 10th Anniversary of the pro-life walk, and each year organizers put advertisements in the city during the month leading up to the event.
This year, organizers arranged for 50 banners with the message “Abortion Hurts Women” to be displayed along Market Street – the Walk’s new route and a main thoroughfare in San Francisco. The banners went up on December 26th and received almost immediate opposition from the pro-choice Silver Ribbon Campaign. The Silver Ribbon Campaign demanded that San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee remove the banners. Mayor Lee refused to remove the banners citing the First Amendment.
Eva Muntean, co-chair of the Walk for Life West Coast said:
“We are delighted with the publicity our banners have already generated. We urge all people of good will to join us on January 25 as we march in defense of the littlest among us. Our opponents seek to censor our message ‘Abortion Hurts Women,’ not because it is false but because it is true. We invite San Franciscans to attend the rally andWalk so they may judge for themselves.”