SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Pro-Life supporters participated in the 7th annual Life March in Shreveport Sunday afternoon.
The march usually goes from Bossier to Shreveport, but due to construction on the Texas Street bridge, it stayed in Shreveport this year.
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson , a staunch supporter for the Right to Life movement, spoke at the event.
“If you look at our nation’s birth certificate, the Declaration of Independence, it says in the second paragraph ‘We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal by God’ and we’re given by God certain able rights and the first of those is the right to life,” Johnson said.
According to officials from North Louisiana Right to Life, Shreveport is the abortion capital in Louisiana, with more than 40 percent of abortions taking place here. There are only three clinics available statewide, and last year 3,432 abortions took place in Shreveport.
While statewide abortions have gone down in recent years, Shreveport’s number has increased, rather than decreased.