Charlie Butts - OneNewsNow - 5/7/2010
The summer of 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the civil rights Freedom Rides, but a pro-life connection to civil rights will be launched even sooner.
Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life, tells OneNewsNow the purpose for the Pro-Life Freedom Rides that will begin this summer is two-fold.
"First, [the purpose is] to help our nation to see the connection between the pro-life movement and the civil rights movement; and secondly, to provide a rallying point for the pro-life movement, which has continued to gain momentum," he explains. "Freedom rides will give it more visibility, an opportunity for greater unity, and an opportunity to recruit more participants in the cause."
Pavone says the civil rights movement was not just about black people, but it was also about working for the dignity of every human being. Full story.