CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Dozens came out to protest the Roe v. Wade decision which officially legalized abortion more than 43 years ago.
Protesters were out at the intersection of Independence Street and Kingshighway Street in Cape Girardeau on Saturday. Jan. 23. Holding up signs, prayed and stood up for their beliefs. Many cars passing by honked their horn in support, as well.
These protesters were all pro-life and stood up for roughly 60,000,000 babies that were never born and also for the men and women who suffered emotionally and physically since they made the choice of abortion.
"I just feel like it's extremely clear in the Bible what God's plan is for life," Lisa Spies said. "I feel like even if you are a non-believer that there is just really no doubt that it's important to give children a chance at life."
Among those protesters were a group of students from St. Augustine School in Kelso, Missouri. These half a dozen students along with teachers and peers stood along the streets holding signs to protest their beliefs, as well.
"I was born and I just think it's wrong for other people to not choose life," 8th grade student Tyler Landewe said. "That's murder. A lot of people stand up for it. A lot of people don't. The people that don't, I guess you can say they believe in it but I guess they were taught wrong."
Students there were going to protest in Washington D.C. this weekend but weather caused the trip to be cancelled.
This is the fourth year for the Stand up for Life event in Cape Girardeau.
Roe v. Wade reshaped national politics and divided much of the United States into pro-choice or pro-life camps, whilst activating grassroots movements on both sides.