WNY Pro-Life Supporters Head to Nation's Capital
Hundreds of pro-life supporters are on their way to our nation's capital for Friday's March for Life. YNN's Kate McGowan joins us from the YNN newsroom with more on the message they hope to spread.
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LACKAWANNA, N.Y. -- This year marks the 40th anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade, which legalized abortion in the United States. Of those who left Thursday from Western New York to attend the March for Life, they said one day, they hope for that decision to be overturned.
Hundreds met Thursday morning at a number of churches across Western New York to board up on buses and head out.
They are making their way to Washington D.C., where the March for Life takes place in the city's streets each year. More than six buses left from one Lackawanna church, all organized by the Buffalo Catholic Diocese.
"We're going down for the March for Life, in support of life," exclaimed a marcher.
Thousands will congregate together to spread their message of hope and continue their pro-life stance at the march.
Many said it's an important cause in their hearts because they said every life is beautiful, whether unborn or not.
Olivia Musilli explained, "It's so important because I believe in the respect and dignity of every human life, whether it's born or in the womb still."
"We are marching on behalf of the fifty million children that have lost their lives since 1973. So we are their legs and to witness to them to stop this travesty," a second participant added.
Even forty years after Roe Vs. Wade, the abortion debate is still going strong across the nation.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 70% of Americans believe the decision should continue to stand.