“Walk for Life” protests abortion

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - The streets of downtown Grand Junction were packed today to remember lives lost to abortion, as part of a nationwide movement.

Folks hit the pavement today for the anniversary week of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in the U.S.

Hundreds of people showed up in downtown Grand Junction. The walk began at the old Mesa County Courthouse and ended at St. Joseph's Catholic Church for a snack and a hot drink. Folks held picket signs urging adoption instead of abortion. Marchers listened to music and speakers, and were encouraged to sign a petition to stop late term abortions in Colorado.

"You know, abortion is murder. No one has the right to take a life, even a woman, especially under the guise of healthcare,” says marcher Mike Nevins.

Today was the was the 47th anniversary for the Walk for Life, sponsored by Mesa County Right for Life and the Knights of Columbus.

A lot of folks said they wanted more services for pregnant women like easier access to adoption services or more affordable child care.

Nationwide, a survey this summer by the Marist Poll showed that 77 percent of those polled support the Roe vs. Wade decision.