In the News 2014
NBC 26

First Ever March for Life Event in Green Bay

Nearly 100 people marching on Brown County’s Courthouse this morning. They want to end abortion in Wisconsin. This week marks the 41st anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion. It’s a ruling that has seen controversy ever since it’s inception in 1972.Linda Stone says she’s marching for a cause today.

“Children are very important and without children we have no future,” said Stone.

She and her husband, along with many others are marching with empty picture frames, symbolizing the lives lost to abortion. They’re hoping to send the message to others that abortion is not okay. Religious leaders joining the cause today. Bishop David Ricken spoke before the march.

“We have both the public forum gathering here in front of the courthouse and the religious forum where we end over at the cathedral,” explained Bishop Ricken.

The pro-life group, drawing a connection between church and state. It’s a connection not everyone thinks should be made though.

“A woman should be the one who makes the decision, not the church, not the state,” explained Jon O’Brien, president of Catholic’s for Choice.

These pro-choice groups arguing that sometimes abortions are necessary.

“We do value future life, but we also value the lives of the woman who gives birth to that life,” said Lynn Paltrow, executive director of National Advocates for Pregnant Women.

Today’s march stems from a much bigger event that takes place in Washington D.C. on the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. Organizers of March for Life in Green Bay explain they want to continue this tradition every year.

Representative Andre Jacque, a Republican from De Pere, spoke at today’s rally. He talked about bills he supports that are in the state senate. Those bills include cutting funding for abortions and raising money for pro-life efforts.

This piece was originally aired by NBC 26.

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