Local events mark 50th anniversary of legalized abortion

The 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, the 1973 United States Supreme Court decisions that legalized abortion on demand nationwide, will be observed at the Minnesota State Capitol Sunday, Jan. 22, with a prayer service, speakers and the annual March for Life.

“Despite the monumental overturning of Roe in Dobbs v. Jackson, abortion on demand continues in Minnesota,” said Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, “and it’s never been more important to show lawmakers in St. Paul the depth of public support for protection for unborn children and their mothers.”

The Prayer Service for Life is at noon at the Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Ave., St. Paul, followed by the 30-minute march, which begins at 2 p.m. on the state Capitol grounds. At 2:30 p.m. marchers will gather for a brief pro-life program on the Capitol steps hosted by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. For more information about the March for Life events, contact MCCL at 612-825-6831 or www.mccl.org.

The Office of Marriage and Family is coordinating rides to the events in St. Paul on Jan. 22. Buses are leaving from St. Cloud, St. Augusta and Richmond. Visit https://bit.ly/3UmibPB for bus information.

Photo: March for Life participants gather in St. Paul for the 2022 event last Jan. 22. (Dianne Towalski / The Central Minnesota Catholic)

Author: The Central Minnesota Catholic

The Central Minnesota Catholic is the magazine for the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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