On April 27, 2010, the Priests for Life pastoral team in Birmingham, Ala., formally announced the Pro-Life Freedom Rides. Father Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life; Dr. Alveda King, director of African-American Outreach, and Janet Morana, executive director and co-founder of the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, were joined by African-American civil rights and pro-life leaders in announcing that beginning July 23, Freedom Rides for the Unborn will travel the routes of the 1961 Freedom Rides that tested the new anti-segregation laws. A press conference in historic Kelly Ingram Park was held at 10:30 a.m. Central Time.
Read the text of Fr. Frank Pavone's statement to the press.
Read the text of Dr. Alveda King's statement to the press.