Pro-life citizens rally at Capitol for MCCL March for Life, call for right to view ultrasound

March commemorates 45 years of abortion on demand, 60 million unborn children killed

ST. PAUL — A large crowd of Minnesotans came to the State Capitol today to urge lawmakers to enact legislation allowing women to view their ultrasound. (The event was moved into the Capitol Rotunda due to severe weather.) The annual Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL) March for Life commemorates the millions of lives lost to abortion.

The 2018 MCCL March for Life marks the 45th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 22, 1973, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton decisions that have resulted in the deaths of more than 625,000 unborn Minnesota children (Minnesota Department of Health), and more than 60 million unborn babies nationwide.

MCCL’s 2018 legislative agenda includes new legislation calling upon lawmakers to allow women to view their ultrasound if and when it is performed. Even though most abortion facilities perform ultrasound prior to an abortion to determine the size and location of the unborn child, they usually do not offer women the chance to see their sonogram. Factual, medical information available in their ultrasound is withheld from them.

Carla Stream shared her story of undergoing an abortion after an abortion facility refused to allow her to see her ultrasound. She would have rejected abortion had she been allowed to see her unborn child, which at 10 weeks already had arms and legs, fingers and toes.

“It is a woman’s right to see her unborn child if the abortionist performs an ultrasound,” Carla Stream of Silent No More told the citizens gathered from across Minnesota. “No more hiding the truth from women! Let women see!”

Many of Minnesota’s pro-life elected officials, including state legislators, were in attendance and were introduced during the brief program in the Capitol Rotunda. Lieutenant Governor and Senate President Michelle Fischbach thanked the citizens gathered and urged their support of pro-life legislation.

Pro-life Members of Congress sent written greetings.