In the spring of 2012, 39 brave women will be embarking on a historic journey for LIFE. As part of the Back to Life movement we will be taking a 300 mile walk, a 21 day journey from the largest abortion clinic in the Western Hemisphere in Houston, to the steps of the Dallas Courthouse in Texas. For every year that Roe v. Wade has been legal in our nation, one post-abortive woman or abortion survivor will walk. 39 women for 39 years.
This walk will be a statement to the world that we do not want legalized murder in our land. For every step we take, we will be standing on behalf of the millions of women who have been hurt from abortion, the billions of children whose lives have been lost globally, and the countless families who have suffered from this decree of death.
Laura Allred, the organizer of this walk, is a young Latino woman with a passionate voice for life. She is an Esther, one who is standing in the gap for the Hispanic community and for the nation. In 2010, she saw a massive 70,000 square foot abortion clinic being built in the midst of three majority black and Hispanic neighborhoods in her city. She called her spiritual father Lou Engle, asking him to bring the Call to Houston, and in a short time thousands mobilized to hold a solemn assembly and a Silent Siege (El Sitio Silencioso en Español) outside of this death camp.
This past weekend, I joined Laura, Lou Engle, Will Ford and Cindi Jacobs in Dallas for the “The Call Back to Life.” The Call Back to Life was a kick off event to prepare the way for the walk next spring, and TheCall Dallas solemn assembly that will follow. The event was planned months prior, and scheduled to begin the night of April 8th. The leadership knew the event would be historic but they didn’t know to what extent. On April 8th, as we stood in repentance for abortion in our land, the government of America stood divided on the same issue. The government was in danger of shutting down because the issue of the funding of abortion was driven like a wedge into our Congress. Surely, this is evidence that our prayers are working, and the issue of abortion is being contended with in the highest levels.
The first night of this event, Cindi Jacobs kneeled in front of a group of young women and apologized for her generation not taking a stand when Roe v. Wade passed. She remembered the day Roe passed but she knew of no one who protested against it. With tears in her eyes, she asked our generation to not make the same mistake hers did. I believe the Call Back to Life event, and this upcoming march is a sign, that we will not. One day, I want to tell my children that I did all I could to stand against the greatest death decree my nation has ever seen. That is why I have chosen to do this walk.
Texas is considered by many to be the birthplace of abortion in America. Norma McCorvey, the “Roe” from Roe v. Wade had her case filed in Dallas. Norma never had an abortion, and the case was full of falsehood, but tragically it passed from Dallas to the Supreme Court. Now we will walk from this massive death center all the way to the steps of that same courthouse. Prior generations opened the door to radical feminism , but now is the time for a new women’s movement to arise! We are believing that in the very place abortion, began, it will come to an end.