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Columbus protestors participate in National March for Life Day

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

Members of the Chattahoochee Valley United for Life organization, along with hundreds of protestors, were outside the Government Center today, Jan. 22, promoting a choice: Pro life.

The national March for Life protest that takes place on this day each year is a response to the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the right to choose whether or not to have an abortion.

March for Life speaker Erica Wade explains, "When you are pregnant, you are carrying a person. No matter if it's three days after conception or three months after conception."

Wade says this is an important fact for expecting mothers considering abortions, and she is sharing from her own personal experience.

She adds, "I was a young woman in college, and I had a scholarship I was living off of, and I found myself pregnant. And it was not the situation at the time. I lived at home with my parents. I made less than $15,000 a year."

Wade credits a trip to Sound Choices Pregnancy Clinic for helping her to choose life. Now, she makes protests like this one an important part of the fight against Pro-choice.

Theresa Spenney with Chattahoocee Valley United for Life says, "The baby had no say whether it was conceived or not. They can't argue or defend themselves against the abortion. They have no voice. So, really abortion is the ultimate act of bullying."

Spenney says the abortion clinic in Columbus carries out this act frequently. She adds, "In 2010, over a thousand babies were killed every year in Columbus, and people in Columbus need to know that that's a high school."

Wade's pro-life decision brought her two more children and a marriage to her then baby's father. Though each situation may vary, both women say there options other than abortion.

"We're here to support the mom's decision to choose life, and to help her to live that out," Spenney assures.

More than 200 people braved the cold today and marched to support pro-life decisions.

For more information about the Roe v. Wade decision head to, visit this link.

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