Thursday evening at the governor’s mansion, a candlelight vigil marked the 31st anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision.
With the exception of certain regulations in different states, the Supreme Court's decision basically gave a woman the right to have an abortion. During the entirety of her pregnancy, and that's a ruling some say they don't want to see overturned.
Thursday, more than a dozen demonstrators came out to the governor's mansion with signs and candles, paying tribute to the 1973 decision, which says the relationship between a woman and her doctor is a private affair.
It also says the 14th amendment gives a woman the right to privacy and protects a woman's right to choose.
"If women can't decide whether or when to have children, if they can't control their bodies, they have no hope for equality, either political, social, or economic. We are here because women need to enjoy the right of privacy and self determination,” says Linda Miklowitz.
Among Thursday’s demonstrators were members of Planned Parenthood and the National Organization for Women. On Sunday, April 25 many of those demonstrators will be heading to Washington, D.C. for a national "freedom of choice" march.
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