PEORIA- Tuesday marked the 40-year anniversary for Roe v. Wade, the supreme court decision that gave women the right to legal abortions.
Forty years ago the Roe v. Wade decision sparked the 'Tazewell County Right to Life' group into action. This year it's teaming up with students from Washington's St. Patrick School to make a delivery to Catholic Charities.
"Tazewell County Right To Life and the people of this area have been donating baby food and formula for the 40 years since the supreme court decision Roe v. Wade," said the groups president, Kay Grillot.
Grillot said they do it in memory of babies killed by abortion. Even though a 2012 Gallup poll says the majority of Americans are in favor of abortion rights, Grillot said anti-abortion sentiments are still strong.
"Today being the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and our baby food drive shows that the pro-lifers are determined to continue to assist women who have chosen life for their babies and to continue to work for pro life legislation," Grillot said.
While these kids load food into boxes, other youth say abortion rights have been around for so many decades, this 40 year anniversary isn't a big discussion point.
"I wasn't around when abortion was illegal so it's not really a big deal to me," Kenneth White said.
"I just think that it's a little ridiculous that we're still arguing about rights for women, rights for their bodies things like that to day in 2013," Heather Swick said.
But those argument still ring out across the country while groups protest for and against abortion laws.
"I think you know, there were people 100 years ago that, they had slaves and that's the way it was and that was right and society just progresses," Wolf said.
Tazewell County Right to Life says it still has a lot youth support.
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