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DeRidder residents recognize Roe v. Wade anniversary

DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) -

It's the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court's decision to legalize abortion.

Pro-life residents across the state memorialized the anniversary and one even took place in DeRidder on the steps of the old courthouse.

"It signifies it's the law that needs to change with abortion, but also the hearts and minds of the legislatures and the people making the laws," said Jennie MacGregor.

Gatherers wore white ribbons, which they said signifies life.

"A third of my generation is missing and it's important to stand up and defend the lives of the most vulnerable," said MacGregor.

And attendees said they would like to see Roe. v. Wade diminish completely.

"We believe that every child has the right to be born, that no child should ever be terminated before they have a chance to be born," said Theresa Allen, Executive Director of the Community Pregnancy Center in DeRidder.

A decision that 41 years later, still has strong emotions on both sides.

In a recent study Louisiana was named the number one pro-life state, followed by Oklahoma.

Washington and California were named the most pro-choice states.

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