On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court determined in Roe v. Wade that the most basic right we have— the right to live— could not be protected by the states until the child was deemed “viable” (between twenty-four to twenty-eight weeks at the time). The Supreme Court claimed in the ruling of Justice Blackmun: "We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a position to speculate as to the answer." Even though he needed not resolve it, scientific evidence then as now showed the court that a new life starts at fertilization.
This ruling struck down all legal protections that were in place in North Dakota to protect the unborn in our state. To commemorate and protest the anniversary of this ruling that has resulted in the deaths of over 66,000 North Dakotans and 58 million Americans, we invite you to attend the annual Rally for Life on the North Dakota State Capitol steps in Bismarck on Sunday, January 17th (Sanctity of Life Sunday) from 2-3pm with refreshments following at the Days Inn at 1300 E Capitol Ave.
For details contact (701) 258-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.