JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Over one hundred people packed the capitol rotunda to hold a prayer vigil for unborn children. For the last 23 years the group Pro-Life Mississippi has held the vigil and every year dozens gather to reflect just days before the anniversary of the Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision.
"It is something we do right before January 22nd. We think it is the best way to start off the new year. We want to pray especially for unborn children all over Mississippi," said Pro-Life Mississippi Pastor Doug Lane.
More than gathering to pray, this group is taking action. Several people pass out clip boards, asking for signatures for a personhood amendment to be placed on the November ballot.
"It would give them the full protection of Mississippi law just as we protect one year olds and two year olds and three year olds and teenagers we would be protecting the baby in the womb as well," said Bill Kee.
There was once ten abortion clinics in the magnolia state. Now only one remains. "We would love to see Mississippi become the first state that doesn't have a free standing abortion clinic. We believe that would be an important statement," said Lane.
Next Friday it will be 37 years since the historic Supreme Court ruling of Roe versus Wade that legalized abortion in the United States.
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