Posted: Jan 25, 2013 5:39 PM by Ben Trotter
This past Tuesday was the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion nationwide.
Pro-life organizers in Bozeman are holding a peaceful protest Saturday in response to the anniversary.
Says Kyle Goettlich, a member of MSU Students for Life, "It is an issue that people are fighting for, and something that needs to be fought for, that there needs to be advocates for the unborn."
MSU Students for Life is sponsoring the event, along with the Knights of Columbus, Chi Alpha Christian Campus Ministries, and several area churches.
The protest starts at 10 a.m. on the steps of the Gallatin County Courthouse, and will feature pro-life speakers, along with a march down Main Street.
Supporters of abortion say it is, and should remain, a woman's right.
"When you choose to have a child, when you bring them into the world," says Hannah Wahlert, of MSU Students for Choice, "they should have good education, they should have good quality of life, as well as you should be able to control when, where, how you have a child."
According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, which monitors abortion numbers, as of 2007, there were 19.4 abortions for every 1000 women in the United States.