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‘March For Life’ rally held as a gathering of reflection and prayer

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The organization called Right To Life of Northeast Indiana hosted their annual March for Life rally Saturday but it looked a little different because of the pandemic. 

Operations director of the Right to Life of Northeast Indiana Abigail Lorenzen says instead they gathered at a Fort Wayne church to reflect on the year, but their mission is still alive. 

"Every year we have about 2,000 people downtown then we have a march,” Lorenzen said. “It's a good different it's nice to be able to pause and do some reflection this year.” 

She says the march happened around the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a U.S. Supreme Court case giving women the right to choose to have an abortion. Lorenzen says they want to reverse that. 

"In a crisis pregnancy we don’t need to abort, we can come alongside her,” Lorenzen said. “We can support her and if she decides not to parent that’s fine that’s what the adoption system is for.” 

She says they support several pregnancy resources centers in the area to promote their cause and they want women to know they have other options. 

ABC 21 reached out to leaders at Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky for a response on their stance, the organization advocates for a women’s right to choose to have an abortion, but they did not respond. 

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Karli VanCleave

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