AUSTIN (KXAN) — Thousands attended the Texas Rally for Life at the Texas Capitol Saturday afternoon.
This year marks the 44th anniversary since the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Roe v. Wade case, which legalized abortion in 1973. The march was held to highlight that decision.
Participants met on 18th Street and North Congress Avenue at 12 p.m. and marched at around 1 p.m. The event went on from 2-3 p.m. on the south steps of the Capitol.
“I’ve had a friend whose experienced two abortions,” Joy Yates, a participant of the march, said. “Just to see the devastation over the course of her life from a young woman in her 20’s who had an abortion to now, it has just been heartbreaking to see the loss that she feels.”
Austin’s rally followed the Washington’s March for Life rally yesterday. Vice President Mike Pence attended the rally, making him the first sitting vice president to address the annual march.
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