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ST. PAUL (WCCO) — Several thousand people will gather on the state capitol grounds in St. Paul Sunday afternoon on the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

“It’s a day to remember the unborn babies lost to abortion,” said spokesman Bill Poehler of Minnesota Citizens Concerned For Life, which organized the annual event. “Here in Minnesota there have been more than 567 thousand unborn babies who have been aborted.”

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Reports

He said even though abortion continues to be legal his group has made progress with a decline in abortion numbers the last eight to 10 years.

MCCL also points to a right-to-know law in Minnesota, which requires that pregnant women seeking abortion be informed about the risks of the procedure and alternatives.

Regarding the annual march Poehler said, “So we come together to call for greater protection for unborn babies and their mothers.”

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