TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) – Several hundred people from across the state took part in today’s march for life in downtown Topeka.
The event recognizes the National Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of the Unborn.
It was held just days after the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade of the US Supreme Court, overturned last year by the US Supreme Court. The March for Life began in front of the Topeka Performing Arts Center before concluding on the steps of the Capitol.
Several Kansas schools sent students to participate in today’s event.
I want them to see that every prenatal life is precious and that scientifically, life begins at conception and deserves protection from the law,” said Cheyenne Vandeventer, life advocate.
Kansas House Democratic leader Vic Miller, who issued a statement last week on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, noted the protesters’ right to voice their opinion.
Miller also reiterated her support for women’s rights and mentioned the rejected constitutional amendment that seeks to overturn the Kansas Supreme Court decision upholding abortion rights in the state.
The Kansas legislature is expected to consider several measures related to abortion, including one to allow cities and counties to impose stricter restrictions than state law provides.