The anniversary of Roe vs Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion, has people on both sides of the issue gathering in the Chicago area.
More than a thousand people attended an event supporting Planned Parenthood tonight at the downtown restaurant Carnival. The annual gala celebrated the 40th anniversary of the ruling. Former Obama senior advisor David Axelrod was key note speaker and several of the state’s notable democrats attended including Lt. Governor Shiela Simon and Senate President John Cullerton.
Outside, members of the pro-life action league protested the celebration.
Also tonight in suburban Matteson, hundreds representing the Archdiocese of Chicago left for Washington D.C to attend to the annual March for Life.