Posted: Jan 26, 2013 5:50 PM by Ben Trotter
It's been forty years since the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion throughout the United States, but Pro-life activists in Bozeman didn't let the anniversary go to waste.
Hundreds of people from area churches and student activist groups gathered in front of the court house to commemorate the roughly 55 million dead since Roe v. Wade, passed in 1973.
Says keynote speaker Marybeth Adams, a nurse practitioner, "The tragedy of the loss of human life because of Roe v. Wade is just so far reaching."
Marybeth has not only experience abortion on a professional level, it has hit her personally as well.
"I am the grandmother of two children who were lost to abortion, and that has really affected me for the rest of my life."
A handful of Pro-choice protesters were on hand. When asked about the numbers aborted every year, protester Sydney Lane replied, "We could go on to the topic of overpopulation and how...I don't necessarily think that it's a bad thing and if these women needed to have that procedure done, then I support it."
She says, in the end, abortion remains a right.
"Women should have the right to do what they want with their own body, no one else should be making that decision for them, and especially not a man."