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"Rally for Life" in Montpelier, Vt.

More than one-hundred people who support pro-life marched to the Vermont Statehouse Saturday.
MONTPELIER, Vt. - More than one-hundred people who support pro-life marched to the Vermont Statehouse Saturday.

They carried signs including ones that read "Defend Life." As they marched to the Statehouse, they were united in their opposition to abortion.

This was the annual "Rally for Life" put on by the Vermont Right to Life Committee. Out of the dozens of people was Wayne Dunlap, a minister from South Barre.

"I just come every year try to make a peaceful presence for life," says Dunlap.

From the Statehouse steps, they headed inside and filled the Vermont House chamber.

The group's mission is to end abortion, including through passing laws.

Nationwide, pro-lifers have been successful recently. The Guttmacher Institute reports last year state legislatures passed 70 new measures aimed at restricting abortion access.

That's something that could be difficult in Vermont.

Planned Parenthood released a statement which said:

"As we approach the 41st anniversary of Roe v Wade, Planned Parenthood recognizes the need for continued access to safe and legal abortion for a woman if and when she needs to consider it. A majority of Vermonters support and respect the decision each woman must make about her own pregnancy and oppose efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade."

Planned Parenthood says it's concerned about the new laws which have left about half of women living in states where access to abortion is being restricted by state legislatures.

But at least in Vermont, Planned Parenthood says there is still a pro-choice governor and legislature.
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