Rallying for Life: Local parishioners attend annual march in St. Paul

John Sells of Sauk Centre holds a Knights of Columbus sign in the crowd marching around the State Capitol grounds before the program of speakers begins. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)

Pro-life advocates gathered Jan. 22 at the Minnesota State Capitol for the 44th March for Life. The annual event, sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life, marks the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions and commemorates the lives lost to abortion. Parishioners from around the diocese — including buses from Rockville, Sauk Centre and St. Cloud — attended the rally.

Several state legislators were in attendance and were introduced during the program on the Capitol steps.

MCCL’s legislative agenda for this year calls for the legislature to ban taxpayer funded abortions and to defund Planned Parenthood. The group also is working for licensing and inspection of abortion facilities.






The pro-life group from the Rockville, Pearl Lake, Luxemburg cluster gathered for a picture before heading home after the rally. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)
Joani Tippelt, a member of Mary of the Immaculate Conception Parish in Rockville, listens to legislators speak during the rally. (Photo by Dianne Towalski/The Visitor)

Author: Dianne Towalski

Dianne Towalski is a multimedia reporter for The Central Minnesota Catholic Magazine.

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