On the 49th anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case, pro-life activists gathered at the Mississippi State Capitol building for Pro-Life Mississippi’s 35th annual candlelight prayer vigil on Saturday, January 22nd. The night included many speeches, prayers, and songs with many of whom were from activists, pastors, and physicians in the movement.
Among these speakers were state officials such as Gov. Tate Reeves and AG Commissioner Andy Gipson. Governor Reeves opened the event with prayer and a speech that voiced his opposition against abortion. This comes after the recent Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization Supreme Court case which could overturn Roe v. Wade.
In a press conference following the vigil, Gov. Reeves went on to discuss preparations that the state making to support women in a potential post-Roe v. Wade world stating “Between now and the ultimate decision comes down from the Supreme Court, We going to have an asset map to where our young expectant mothers can come to find those resources”.
As always, the vigil ended with the participants holding candles, singing, and praying for the unborn on the steps of the capitol.