Aug 252016

There is an organization based in Arlington, Virginia called Crossroads which was founded in 1995 by Steve Sanborn, then a student at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. The now-international organization was launched in response to a call by St. John Paul II during World Youth Day in Denver in 1993 — that youth around the globe take an active role in the pro-life movement “to establish a culture of life.”
For several years, the organization has sponsored three simultaneous pro-life walks/pilgrimages across the United States; a fourth takes place in Canada.
This year’s three U.S. walks — northern, central and southern — started May 21-22 in Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, respectively. The U.S. walkers ended their sojourn Aug. 11-12 in Washington, with a pro-life rally on Aug. 13.
One of our local pro-lifers, Briana Zembruski, a May graduate of Franciscan University, a Catholic school in Steubenville, Ohio, said she was moved to participate in the walk by encounters with women who had undergone abortions.
She recalled attending a pro-life rally in front of a clinic where abortions were performed when she was in high school. She saw a childhood friend going in.
“Now, I’m walking for people like that,” Zembruski said.

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