Supco decision draws protesters

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision prompted many demonstrations across the country and also here in the Valley.

About 12 people, many with the group Right to Life of Mahoning County, gathered in front of the courthouse in downtown Youngstown in protest to the landmark case that legalized abortion in the United States.

The demonstrators said even though four decades have passed since the case was decided, they are still trying to spreading their views on when life begins.

“It starts in the womb and it continues on through all stages of life until the very end of life,” said Marti Runyan, Right to Life Mahoning County. “We think that if you save the baby in the womb, things will turn around.”

Marchers believe their message is getting through as states pass more laws facilitating adoption.

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