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Every year, Arkansas Right to Life organizes a pro-life march



Little Rock, Arkansas – The annual “March for Life” organized by the Arkansas Right to Life organization drew pro-life advocates to the Arkansas State Capitol.

Sunday was the fiftieth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, which made abortion legal in the United States.

Despite the fact that the decision was reversed the previous year, the march commemorated the lives they claimed were lost and those that would now be preserved.

It was the 45th anniversary of the Right to Life March. Participants get the chance to renew their commitment to the work they feel needs to be done at this event. Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the governor, spoke on the subject.

“They taught me at such an early age that every life matters. Every life has value and we should do everything we can to fight to protect it at every single stage,” Sanders said.

Other state officials and activists spoke in support of the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

One of the first states with a trigger law was Arkansas, which declared that if Roe v. Wade was ever overturned, abortion would be outlawed there right away. Attorney General at the time, Lt. Governor Leslie Rutledge, remembers that day.

“The news broke across our television sets or our radios and across our hearts. That in the Dobbs case that my good friend Lynn Finch from the state of Mississippi had taken up that U.S. Supreme Court had in fact overturned Roe v. Wade… As I heard the news like many of you all I went weak. I grabbed my bathroom counter,” Rutledge said.

In Arkansas, abortion is still a possibility to save a mother’s life, but it is prohibited in all other circumstances.

Some state officials are still optimistic that other states would someday follow suit and outlaw abortion.

“We must remain vigilant as our work to protect babies moves to a new frontier. Each and every one of us must make a decision to choose life over death,” an additional speaker said.

Despite the fact that there are many people in the state who hold opposing opinions on the subject of abortion, none showed up for the march on Sunday.