Thousands Show Support at March for Life

By Stephanie Parkinson

January 19, 2013 Updated Jan 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM EST

Fort Wayne, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - Close to 2,000 people marched through downtown Fort Wayne Saturday to send a message.

"We see that hearts and minds are changing," said Cathie Humbarger, Executive Director, Allen County Right to Life.

"If we were all aborted before we had a chance we wouldn't be here, so it has to be life, and to give them a voice they don't have is what I'm here for," said Jared Yagodinski, 19-year-old Right to Life March participant.

The annual event, hosted by Allen County Right to Life, comes as the nation prepares to mark the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. But for the organizations leader, she says their goal isn't just to change laws it's to change perception.

"It really is of not much significance if it's still legal, if people aren't getting abortions," said Humbarger. "We're greatly encouraged that we see huge numbers of students and young adults coming to this movement.”

Emily Sharp is a 15 year old high-schooler who hopes her presence will help change the minds of other teens.

"Most people my age are pregnant and I want to show that it's ok to wait, and to keep the baby if you are pregnant, I mean life is special," said Emily Sharp.

"To me, you can't have no respect for a certain type of life and then have it for some, it's either all or nothing," said Yagodinski.

"These students are passionate and they will stay at this fight until abortion becomes unthinkable in our country," said Humbarger.

A mother of two, with her third on the way, is passionate about stopping abortions, and is even willing to open up her arms.

"If you really feel like there's no other choice, my husband and I will take them," said Lisa Emrick.

Prior to the march through downtown, Allen County Right to Life had numerous speakers at the USF Performing Arts Center (former Scottish Rite Center).




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