DENVER (CBS4) – An anti-abortion group on Sunday held a walk to the Planned Parenthood building and others also rallied at the state Capitol. The rallies marked the 40th anniversary of the Roe V. Wade ruling.

Hundreds of men women and children marched through Capitol Hill to voice their opposition to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling. There were similar protests around the country.

“Contraception is a lie. You cannot call yourself pro-life if you accept contraception,” demonstrator Michael Voris said at the rally.

“It’s been 40 years too long and I think things need to start changing,” demonstrator Melanie Verver said.

“This is evil, it is an evil,” Voris said. “You don’t even have to believe in God to understand that something can be morally evil.”

At the Planned Parenthood rally, Denver Archbishop Samuel Aquila talked about protecting life.

“To seek forgiveness for the sins committed against the dignity of the human person committed through acts of abortion,” Aquila said.

Supporters marched, sang and laid flowers at the Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains building.

Planned Parenthood supports the Supreme Court’s decision.

“We firmly believe that this decision should be one that a woman makes,” Monica McCafferty with Planned Parenthood said.

The pro-choice movement voiced support for the four decades of women’s health.

“We have broad support. We know nationally about 69 percent of Americans favor what Planned Parenthood does,” McCafferty said.

Many of the protesters out on Sunday will be at the National March for Life in Washington, D.C. on Friday.


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