Allen County Takes Annual March for Life

Published 01/20 2014 01:57PM

Updated 01/20 2014 02:11PM

Allen County Right to Life took to the streets for the Annual March For Life.  Thousands were in attendance to support the local Pro-Life Movement that started 40 years ago.

As many as 2,000 people showed up to be a part of the 40th March for Life right here in Fort Wayne.  They say their purpose is to raise awareness of the pro-life fight and also to be a voice for the unborn.

This march comes on the heels of the 41st anniversary of Roe Vs. Wade.  41 years ago in 1973, the Supreme Court legalized abortions.  Pro-life groups rallied against the decision around the country, including here in Allen County.

"This has become a tradition for many families that are pro-life and it is often times the first introduction for young boys and girls to get involved actively in the pro-life fight."

Executive Director of Allen County Right For Life, Cathie Humbarger, says the fight gets stronger each year.

"It is growing and growing and we are seeing a diminishing number of abortions in Allen County."

Before taking to the streets, Pro-life supporters joined at the Downtown Saint Francis campus for a message with keynote speaker Angela Minter.  Minter speaks from having been a botched abortion.  Her life was spared.

"I know that there are a lot of believers here, and I think it's important that we stand together.  It's important for us to come together like this."

Each supporter has a different reason for marching.  Carol Rutz is autistic.  She's marching in hopes to end aborting babies who are detected to have an illness or disabilty.

"I do not like the idea of fellow disabled people being killed in the womb just because they are disabled."

Allen County Right To Life says they will continue to stay active in the community to make a difference.  Currently there has been 0 reported abortions in Allen County since the 1st of the year.

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