Pro-Life Freedom Rides Announced for This Summer
host of civil rights and pro-life leaders from across the country stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Dr. King and Father Pavone to lend their support to the Freedom Rides, the first of which is scheduled for July 23-25. Riders will attend a concert and rally July 23 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center and then board the bus bound for Atlanta. Dozens of rides in all parts of the country could be scheduled over the next year, according to Father Pavone.
The 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides of 1961 will be celebrated next year, which Priests for Life sees as an opportunity to demonstrate that the fight against abortion is the civil rights battle of the 21st century.