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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

It was a Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. Forty years after Roe v. Wade, more than 55 million babies have been aborted in the U.S. Tuesday night, the Lake Area came together on the steps of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse to remember.

"We are memorializing those children and we are also here for their parents - for the mothers and fathers - who have made that choice," said Jeanne LeBato, New Life Counseling.

One of those mothers to make that choice was Tiffany Thomas. Married with three kids, Tiffany was an up and coming model that chose to abort twice.

"In that time of just doing my own thing ... Getting the big names to recognize me, I killed two of my kids," said Thomas.

Sharing her story, she explained her regret and how her faith has helped her heal.

"And for those who have had abortions that God forgives ... Jesus is gracious and people will love them and they will help," said Thomas.

The abortion issue has divided the country into pro-life and pro-choice camps. The message here is that there are other options.

"There's hope. Each person has a purpose and a destiny," said Pastor Tom Berry, Church of the King.

Berry was adopted and said his mother had every reason to choose abortion.

"She was alone ... She was troubled. She was young and abandoned. So, there were many people who would have understood if she would have chosen to cancel her pregnancy, yet for some reason she didn't," said Berry.

As a candle is lit, prayers are said for the more than 3,600 babies that are aborted each day in the U.S. 

"So, many people want to abort because of their circumstances and one thing that I would like to say is that circumstances change but the truth will always remain the same," said LeBato.

For more information, you can contact New Life Counseling at 474-7003 or visit them at 631 E. School Street, Lake Charles.

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