Pro-life candlelight vigil held at the state capitol - WDAM - TV 7 - News, Weather and Sports

Pro-life candlelight vigil held at the state capitol

Posted: Updated:
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

350 pro-life supporters held a candlelight vigil on the steps of the state capitol Saturday night. 

A prayer service was held inside the rotunda before going outside.

Pro-Life Mississippi hosted the 26th annual event.

A number of supporters expressed concern over the future of the state's only abortion clinic in Jackson.

They say there are a number of pregnancy crisis clinics and alternatives for expecting mothers.

"We counsel them and many of them can make it. It's hard and the others, we help them. We help them with finances and resources and we encourage them. Also parenting skills," said Pro-Life Mississippi President Dana Chisholm.

Pro-life supporters hope lawmakers will develop new laws to make abortion more difficult in the state.

The vigil also comes before Tuesday's 40th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision.

Copyright 2013 MSNewsNow. All rights reserved.

  • LOCALLOCALMore>>

  • One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    One dead, one in custody after late night shooting in Hattiesburg

    Saturday, August 23 2014 9:24 AM EDT2014-08-23 13:24:41 GMT
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.  Carlos Yancey, 35, of Hattiesburg died from what appeared to be a gun shot wound according Forrest CountyMore >>
    A Hattiesburg man is dead, and another in custody after a late night shooting on Dabbs Street.More >>
  • A rally to prevent drop-outs

    A rally to prevent drop-outs

    Saturday, August 23 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-23 06:00:12 GMT
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration. Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise theMore >>
    Gautier schools came together this Thursday for a Destination Graduation celebration.
    Destination Graduation is a drop-out prevention program put in place by the Pascagoula School District to raise the graduation rate to 100% over the next five years.








     
    More >>
  • Lee Vance named Jackson's new Chief of Police

    Lee Vance named Jackson's new Chief of Police

    Saturday, August 23 2014 1:16 AM EDT2014-08-23 05:16:23 GMT
    Mayor Tony Yarber has officially named Lee Vance as Jackson's new Chief of Police. Vance is a 27 year veteran with the Jackson Police Department.  He has held several leadership positions within theMore >>

    "He has proven leadership and respect in the community and among the rank and file in the Jackson Police Department," Yarber said. "He also shares the administration's vision for a holistic approach to crime-fighting and crime prevention."More >>