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Roe vs. Wade anniversary spurs pro-life picketing



Demonstration height in
La Crosse takes place Saturday

Pro-life demonstrations occur year-round in La Crosse. The largest picketing of the year, however, normally happens at Gundersen Health System every January on a weekend close to the Roe vs. Wade anniversary, which came out on this day in 1973.

That’s when Wisconsin Right to Life will have, what it calls a peaceful demonstration, at 10 a.m. Saturday.

Joleen Stratman is a local member of Right to Life. She hopes the message of this demonstration doesn’t get lost amid other activism in the news, such as Black Lives Matter protests.

“Just looking at all these things, and thinking, you know, these are all worthy things that people should be thinking about,” Stratman said, “but we’re killing over a million babies every and where’s the outrage and where are the people who are out there saying this isn’t right?”

Stratman says the January picketing in La Crosse has been a tradition dating back 20 years or more.

It’s the idea, they have this policy, this mindset that says it’s OK to do that here.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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