Posted: Jan 22, 2012 5:50 PM by David Jay
BILLINGS - January 22 marks the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision in Roe v. Wade.
In Billings several people protested that decision and "Marched for Life."
Yellowstone Valley Christians for Life hosted the the pro-life rally.
The group started at St. Patrick's Co-cathedral with a prayer from Bishop Michael Warfel.
About 75 people then walked to the Yellowstone County Courthouse lawn to pray and hear from speakers.
Retired physician Dr. David Roberts said he had performed abortions and then stopped because of his convictions.
Dr. Roberts believes abortion has a big effect on not only women, but men as well.
"Men have told me that their role as man is to protect their family, their wives and their children," Roberts said. "And I've had men break down crying, they not only didn't protect their child, they had a role in killing their child"
"We wanted to come out here and we wanted to show women our support," said Michelle Boyer, a member of Yellowstone Valley Christians for Life. "And we want to get this message that we're pro-woman, we're pro-child and we're pro-life."
"Of course our position as US Catholic Bishops is to adhere to a consistent ethic of human life and protection of human life from the womb as they say, to the tomb," Warfel said.
A spokesperson for NARAL, Pro-Choice Montana sent a response to Q2.
"The anniversary of Roe versus Wade is a moment of reflection for the pro-choice community," said Julianna Crowley, executive director of NARAL, Pro-Choice Montana. "We cannot allow anti-women, anti-choice forces to control the conversation, dominate the rhetoric and ultimately cause significant damage to Montana families."