PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) --
On January 22, 1973, the United States Supreme Court handed down its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade, legalizing abortion.
On Friday several rallies were held around the country to mark the 37th anniversary, including here in Region 8.
In Paragould, approximately 100 pro-life supporters gathered outside the Greene County Courthouse.
Holding signs which read "life is precious" and "all are created in His image," they listened to speeches from several Region 8 ministers, including Dr. Bill Steeger.
The pastor of First Baptist Church in Paragould said the event was intended to make a statement for life.
"We just have a firm conviction God believes in the sanctity of human life," Steeger said. "We're here for just a peaceful statement to let people know that there is a choice."
Friday's rally was organized by Life House Ministries.