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Pro-Life supporters march downtown for Right to Life Rally

Allen County's "Right To Life" annual pro-life rally flooded West Berry Street in downtown Fort Wayne on Saturday afternoon.

Posted: Jan 27, 2018 9:26 PM
Updated: Jan 29, 2018 8:41 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT)-Thousands headed to West Berry Street to march for the unborn. They say this march is symbolic for the babies that can't speak for themselves.

"We want to say what we support is life of every human being, and it's what the pro-life movement is all about," says Pastor Doug Punke. "We're not here today to condemn anyone."

January 22nd marks the 45th year of Roe vs. Wade. Abigail Lorenzen said this is a significant year. It's a year that she hopes will be the start of a change.

"45 years is far too long, so the pro-life community is really ready for something to happen," says Lorenzen. "Thankfully the Trump administration is the most pro-life administration that we've seen in the last 45 years, so we have a lot of hope."

Even though there are other avenues for help besides abortion, everyone doesn't see the change as necessary.

"You know how your life, your situation is, so it's your decision because you're going to have to raise this child," says Gwen Poindexter. "You're gonna have to provide for this child, and the government is really not going to help you unless you're out on the street."

The national March for Life event took place a little over a week ago in Washington D.C, but as they have done with the Right to Life march in Fort Wayne, pro-life advocates say they will continue to fight for those babies.

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