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March for life to coincide with Roe v. Wade anniversary

By Jennifer Lee Preyss
Jan. 21, 2014 at 9:04 p.m.
Updated Jan. 21, 2014 at 7:22 p.m.


IF YOU GO:

• WHAT: March for Life, pro-life march in downtown Victoria

• WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday

• WHERE: DeLeon Plaza, then walking to Our Lady of Sorrows on West Red River Street

Those who cannot make the annual pro-life march in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday can join area walkers at DeLeon Plaza on Thursday night.

At 7 p.m., right to life supporters of various Christian backgrounds will congregate at DeLeon Plaza, lighting candles and reciting the rosary before marching to Our Lady of Sorrows on West Red River Street.

It's the 27th year the march has been hosted in Victoria, said Paul Tasin, the event's coordinator.

"We just want people to become pro-life and realize there's a culture of death out there, and we need to change it," he said. "We need to become a culture of life."

At the end of the walk, the Rev. Patrick Knippenberg of Our Lady of Victory will deliver a speech at Our Lady of Sorrows.

Tasin said the march intends to demonstrate to young, pregnant women that abortion is not the only option.

"We want to show these young women that the baby in their womb is a child and not a bunch of cells like they're told," Tasin said.

The march in Washington coincides with the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, the U.S. Supreme Court case that allowed a woman's right to have an abortion.

The march is open and free to the community.

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