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40 Days For Life Fight to End Abortion

One of the most heated battles at the State Capitol this year is abortion and it took to the streets of Little Rock as pro-life supporters gathered in front of a West Little Rock abortion clinic.
One of the most heated battles at the State Capitol this year is abortion and it took to the streets of Little Rock Sunday (2/10) as pro-life supporters gathered in front of a West Little Rock abortion clinic.

It's part of a national campaign called "40 Days For Life".

They say following these events that have taken place around the country, about 25 different facilities like the one they gathered in front of in west Little Rock have shut down.

The personal stories fueled the day.

"There's never been a day that has gone by since that moment that I have not regretted that decision," said Coordinator Kandi Cox. "That is why I do what I do."

With her own children at the event she uses her own experience of abortion to support this peaceful rally.

"We've talked about missing one of our siblings at the dinner table," she cried. "We're not here to attack we're here to pray."

Nearly 100 supporters including babies and children gathered in the face of Little Rock Family Planning Services on Office Park Drive.

"Ultimately we would love to see abortions abolished in our nation," Cox explained.

State Representative Andy Mayberry spoke for the cause.

"We have laws against murder and people still murder," Rep. Mayberry said. "We have laws against stealing and people still steal. The way we stop abortion, the way we put an end to abortion is by changing the hearts and minds of those who believe it is okay."

The battle has brewed in the Capitol for weeks now hearing arguments on both sides.

"It's such a personal thing," said ACLU spokeswoman, Rita Sklar. "It's something that should not be in discussion in the halls of the legislature."

Groups like ACLU say no one can put themselves in the shoes of women facing abortion. Women at the event Sunday though argue they've walked that path and still hope to end abortion all together.

"Almost 20 years ago I came here to have an abortion with my daughter," said one supporter Kathy Hill. "And I said I can't do it. I had the courage to walk out and leave and my daughter's 19 now and in college."

"40 Days For Life" officially starts Wednesday and will run for 40 days.
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