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Prayer Vigil Held for Abortion Ruling

John Gibson

Dozens of people braved rain and chilly temperatures for a prayer vigil on Evansville’s riverfront. 

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana conducted the vigil to pray for a Supreme Court ruling that it would consider a victory.

The vigil was held shortly after the high court heard oral arguments on a Mississippi law that bans abortions at 15 weeks.

The state is asking the court to strike down the 1973 Roe-versus-Wade ruling that legalized abortion in the first two trimesters of a pregnancy, and return to the issue to the states.

Right to Life Executive Director Mary Allen Van Dyke told WNIN she’s more optimistic now that conservatives have a 6-to-3 advantage on the Supreme Court.

Former president Donald Trump chose three of the current justices.

A decision on the Mississippi law is not expected before June.

Credit John Gibson