Bishop leads anti-abortion march through downtown San Luis Obispo

jlamb@thetribunenews.comOctober 6, 2012 

— Bishop Richard Garcia headed a pro-life vigil of about 100 people as they walked through downtown San Luis Obispo holding candles Saturday night.

The marchers made their way to a local abortion facility and then to a “pregnancy support” center nearby, according to a news release from organizers.

The procession, led by the man who heads the Diocese of Monterey, held banners and signs. One read: “Pray to end abortion.” Another read: “Adoption is the loving option.”

The candlelight vigil is part of a series organized by the Catholic Church up and down the Central Coast in opposition to abortion.

Before the march, Bishop Garcia held a Mass of “thanksgiving for the gift of life.”

There was a barbecue earlier in the day at Mission High School as part of what organizers call Respect Life Day.

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