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Pro-Life Rally at Texas Capitol on Sat., Jan. 26, to Commemorate 35th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

Contact: Kristin Jones, Dir. of Communications, 512-477-1244, 949-230-2965 mobile, kristin@texasallianceforlife.org


AUSTIN, Jan. 22 /Christian Newswire/ -- Thousands of Texans from many parts of the state are expected to travel to the state Capitol on Saturday, January 26, 2008 to attend the Texas Rally for Life, a peaceful march and rally. The Rally will commemorate the 35th anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision on January 22, 1973. That decision has resulted in over 48 million abortions, harming unborn children, women, and men. The Rally's message will be "Protect Every Heart."


A Texas Rally for Life website is available at www.TexasRallyforLIfe.org.  


After gathering at 1:00 pm at Republic Square, at 1:30 p.m. the crowd will march east on 4th Street and north on Congress Avenue to the State Capitol for the Rally from 2-3 p.m.


Speakers include:

·         Most Rev. Gregory Aymond, Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Austin.

·         Texas State Representative Nathan Macias (Dist. 73, New Braunfels)

·         Dr. Alveda King, niece of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.


< SPAN>Schedule of Events:


·         1:00 p.m. Gather at Republic Square for march (4th St. & Guadalupe St.)

·         1:30 p.m. March to the Capitol begins (along 4th St. to Congress Ave.)

·         2:00 p.m. Texas Rally for Life (south grounds of the State Capitol)

·         3:00 p.m. Rally concludes.


The Texas Rally for Life is a joint project of a broad coalition of pro-life, pro-family organizations in Texas, including the Texas Catholic Conference, Texas Eagle Forum, Free Market Foundation, Concerned Women for America of Texas, the Houston Area Pastors Council, and Texas Alliance for Life. Joe Pojman, Ph.D., executive director of Texas Alliance for Life commented, "Our goal is to stand up for every victim of abortion -- mothers, fathers, and unborn babies. We want to build a society in which no woman seeks an abortion because she feels she has no alternative. We are all about promoting compassionate alternatives to abortion."


To arrange interviews (in advance and on-site); please contact Kristin Jones at the numbers above.


Texas Alliance for Life (TAL) is a non-sectarian, non-partisan, pro-life organization of people committed to protecting innocent human lives from conception through natural death through peaceful, legal means. TAL is a statewide organization based in the Texas Capital. For more information, contact us at 512.477.1244 or info@texasallianceforlife.org.