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Hoosier anti-abortion activists head to DC


Hoosier anti-abortion activists head to DC
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Life and many others organizations. ');}Christina Fickel said she is âgiving a voice to the voicelessâ on Friday when she stands tall with other anti-abortion activists in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life rally.âI really believe thereâs no human right more fundamental or more sacred than the right to life. Thatâs why Iâm out there,â Fickel, 49, of Chesterton, said.As anti-abortion organizers ready for Fridayâs March for Life rally in the nation's capital to demonstrate against the 1973 Supreme Court decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, they do so amid the shifting abortion policy of President Donald Trump's administration.The rally â held every year since 1974 â also comes at a time when attempts to defund Planned Parenthood are back in the spotlight and abortions are at historic lows.Michael Velasco, who organizes the D.C. trip each year as the state culture of life director for the Indiana Knights of Columbus, said 130 people have signed up to take a bus from Merrillville to Washington, D.C. The bus, at full capacity, was scheduled to take off Wednesday night from St. Joan of Arc, 200 E. 78th Ave.Velasco said he has helped organize pro-life events for years across the state, decrying abortions, capital punishment, euthanasia and human trafficking.

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