AUGUSTA – More
than 200 people gathered Saturday in Augusta for a solemn event marking and
mourning the 47th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a Supreme Court
decision that legalized abortion across the United States.
in the gym at St. Michael’s Parish, the group marched to the Maine State House
where they encircled the capitol building and rang a bell 47 times, once for
each year since the Roe v. Wade decision.
in attendance were Pastor Bob Emrich, Bishop Robert Deeley, Hon. Karon Vachon,
the executive director of the Maine Right to Life Committee and many others. Pro-life
elected officials such as Rep. MaryAnn Kinney were present and addressed the crowd.
Pro-life candidates Hon. Dale Crafts, Adrienne Bennett and Dr. Jay Allen were
Emrich spoke to the crowd about the many pro-life accomplishments of President
Trump. Emrich also said more pro-life candidates need to step up and run for
Deeley talked about the bill passed last year to provide taxpayer funded
abortions in Maine and how he was disappointed in Governor Janet Mills’ extreme
government has taken a distinctly sharper turn against the beliefs of those in
attendance in the past year, passing several bills relaxing abortion
restrictions and providing taxpayer funding for abortions as well as passing a
law legalizing physician assisted suicide.
Roe v. Wade decision, Maine Right to Life says more than 59 million abortions have
been performed in the United States. Maine Right to Life advocates for the sanctity
of all human life and works to promote positive alternatives to abortion,
euthanasia and physician assisted suicide.