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Pro-Life Rally draws thousands

3 years ago January 21, 2012 Jan 21, 2012 Saturday, January 21 2012 Saturday, January 21, 2012 5:48:09 PM CST in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE- Nearly 4,000 people flooded the steps of the Capitol to rally for life in the second March for Life. 

"It's encouraging to see that the pro-life sentiment is shared by people all across the state, people came from as far as Shreveport this morning and all points, united in this cause and to let their voices be heard that life is a priority and we expect that of our elected officials as well," said Mike Johnson, who sat with Senator David Vitter at the rally.

Among the crowd was Bobbie Jones, who had an abortion years ago, and speaks against it now.

"We can tell people how a woman reacts after having an abortion, the regrets, the physical complications, the emotional complications, the spiritual complications that happen after," said Jones.

The crowd cheered for an abortion free America, but pro-choice supporters feel that's not the best idea for women's health.

"A government ban isn't the best way to go about that, it might be more education on reproductive health, those kind of things are more effective to stop unwanted pregnancies than government bans on abortion," said Brett Jackson with the Young Democrats of Louisiana.

The rally corresponds with the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, when abortion was made legal nation wide.

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