HOUSTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Saturday marks the first steps to calling America "Back to Life" for a group of passionate young women with a powerful message. Amidst a rally of hundreds, 39 women from across the country, representing 39 years of legalized abortion, will embark on the 21-day "Back to Life Movement" across Texas - a prayer journey symbolizing America's tragic path of abortion and for hope and life in a pivotal election year.
The prayer rally and walk launch will take place in Houston, at the country's reportedly largest abortion clinic, with Back to Life Movement founder Laura Z. Allred, Pastor Lou Engle of The Call, Priests for Life's Dr. Alveda King, and other pro-life leaders and supporters. The women will walk over 250 miles, marching into Dallas on Good Friday, April 6, to where it began with Roe v. Wade at the federal courthouse. It will culminate with a massive two-day pro-life Esther Call event of thousands of women, at the Dallas Convention Center April 5-6, hosted by Engle, and led by Allred and others.
"While there are many prominent voices on both sides of the abortion issue, the young, 20-something women - those most directly impacted - often are not heard. This purposeful pilgrimage will bring attention to the post Roe v. Wade generation as they call for hope, healing and action this election year," said Allred, Back to Life Movement founder.
More than 54.5 million American babies have been killed through abortion since Roe v Wade; however, the pro-life movement is growing. According to Gallup data, the number of Americans considering themselves pro-life has jumped more than 10 percent since 1995. The majority of Americans (51 percent) believe abortion is morally wrong.
"I am walking for the unborn, including my own, and as a post-abortive woman, to bring hope to my generation," says Tennille, of San Antonio. "Our voices will be heard as we bring this nation Back to Life!"
During the walk, participants will share their journey during webcasts on the "Back to Life Movement" site. Some of these courageous women are post-abortive, some are survivors of potential abortion, and others are walking with a passion to speak out for women.
For more information or to register for the Esther Call event in Dallas, please visit http://www.thecall.com.
The grassroots women's Back to Life Movement has gained support by pro-life leaders such as Dr. Alveda King, King for America; Dr. Cindy Jacobs, Generals International; Stephen Broden, political commentator and pastor; Bryan Kemper, Priests for Life; Lila Rose, Live Action; and Matt Lockett, Bound4Life. Find more information about the walk at http://www.backtolifemovement.com.
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