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Published On: Tue, Jan 30th, 2018

Nebraska Walk for Life: Ann McElhinney says movement about love, Gov Pete Ricketts says ‘Nebraska is a pro-life state’

The 44th annual Nebraska Walk for Life was filled with thousands, rallying in protest of the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade on Jan. 22, 1973, which legalized abortion.

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Gov. Pete Ricketts, the first to speak, talked about his proposal to change the distribution of Title X funds to ensure that the money doesn’t go to entities that perform, counsel or refer for abortion.

“Nebraska is a pro-life state,” Ricketts said.

Lt. Gov. Mike Foley, Sen. Deb Fischer and Senator Ben Sasse all spoke, hailing the anti-abortion legislation that was enacted in Nebraska last year.

“This movement is filled with young people who know the future is pro-life,” Sen. Sasse said. “This movement is not primarily about legislation,” Sasse said. “It’s about celebrating babies and trying to win hearts and minds.”

Keynote speaker Ann McElhinney give a presentation about Kermit Gosnell, the former Pennsylvania abortion doctor convicted of first-degree murder and manslaughter in the deaths of three infants and a woman. McElhinney co-produced a documentary on Gosnell.

McElhinney said one problem the anti-abortion movement faces is getting people to wrap their heads around how many abortions are performed each year. To solve it, she said, the movement must come together and promote a message of love.

Her words resonated with supporters.

“We had wonderful weather and a great, dynamic speaker,” Nebraska Right to Life Executive Director Julie Schmit-Albin said, “Nebraska’s pro-lifers always come out to this event and with a speaker like Ann they leave motivated and inspired.”

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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