Right to Life Walk Marks Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

This year marks the 38th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade, which made abortions legal.

To mark that, Nebraska Right to Life held its annual walk.

People filled a half a city block Saturday to show support for the pro-life cause.

Keynote speaker Melissa Ohden shared her story with people. She tells 10/11, "When people think or hear the words abortion survivor they think of, of course women who have had an abortion and have lived through that and I'm one of those people that most people never think about or never hear about, I'm actually one of the children who survived a failed abortion attempt."

Ohden urged people to make a difference.

"It's great to come out in numbers and show your support, but it's a whole other thing to then do something about it on a daily basis, don't let this be a one day event, do something with it, share the information, take a stand, every single day."

It's a stand Nebraska Right to Life and state legislators are continuing to take through proposed legislation.

Nebraska Right to Life President Sandy Danek says, "One in particular is the stop the web-cam abortion bill. That's something that's going to be targeting Planned Parenthood, it's something that they're trying to get into rural Nebraska. Then we also have a bill that would allow for medical personnel to not be forced to work in the abortion arena."

Danek says it's about spreading the word at the grass roots level.

"These people here will go home and inform more and more people, the more that people are informed, then the more aware we become and the more activated we are."

On this anniversary of Roe v. Wade, these pro-life supporters hope to make progress one step at a time.

A couple thousand people were expected to show up at Saturday's walk.

There were not any pro-choice supporters at the event. 10/11 News is waiting for a call back from the Nebraska Chapter of Planned Parenthood.


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