RI News
5:07 pm
Tue January 22, 2013

Abortion foes mark 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade by rallying at the RI Statehouse

Former Boston Mayor and Ambassador to the Vatican Ray Flynn was the keynote speaker at a Statehouse event marking the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Some 200 people rallied against abortion in the Statehouse on the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Credit Flo Jonic

Flynn was a guest of Rhode Island Right to Life which stages a protest every year on the anniversary of the controversial ruling.   He told about 200 people assembled that they should take pride in the work they do.

“We are proud of what we believe in and we’re not backing down and we’re going to proclaim that to the highest mountains there is in America today,” says Flynn. “Your witness on the 40th anniversary of this decision is really more than testimony to what we believe in.”

A new NBC /Wall Street Journal report shows support for abortion at its highest point in American history.  Fifty-four percent say it should be legal.

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