Pastor Hoye's passion for this issue was awakened with the premature (6 months, 2.1 lbs.) birth of his son which taught him that "the fetus is a person, a living, breathing human being."
Standing outside the HHS building, speakers led the crowd in chants of "We will not, we cannot, and we must not" stand for this HHS mandate. Civil disobedience was widely discussed. This woman below may be smiling, but the crowd takes the message very seriously:
This was the second in a series of three nationwide rallies to Stand Up for Religious Freedom. The group responsible for it in San Francisco is the California Civil Rights Foundation.
The speakers were impressive. This is Gwen Patrick, currently a candidate for State Assembly in the 52nd district:
Has a second front opened in the war for freedom?