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Thousands expected for March for Life at State Capitol Thursday

Jan 21, 2015

Jan. 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion on demand throughout all nine months of pregnancy. Minnesota has lost more than 600,000 lives to abortion since these 1973 court decisions, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.

Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life will hold the 2015 MCCL March for Life at the State Capitol on Thursday, Jan. 22. The purpose of the march is to commemorate the 57 million unborn babies’ lives lost to abortion and to call for legislation to protect all innocent human life, including pregnant women and their unborn children.

Pro-life state lawmakers are expected to participate in the brief MCCL program that begins at 12:30 p.m. on the lower Capitol Mall steps. MCCL will announce its 2015 legislative agenda at the event. Media kits will be available at the march, and a news release will be issued shortly afterward.

Organizers say the MCCL March for Life is the largest annual event held at the Capitol, regularly attracting thousands of people.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015.

Time: March begins at 12 noon; program begins at 12:30 p.m. on lower Capitol Mall steps.

Place: State Capitol, 75 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., St. Paul.