U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp will give the keynote speech Friday at an annual anti-abortion rally at the state Capitol.
“Despite the decades-long frontal assault by pro-abortion forces, along with a complicit media, and a corrupt Court system, the support (for) the most innocent babies has only continued to grow,” Huelskamp said in a written statement announcing his participation. “And that will be clearly evident at Rallies and Marches all across America.”
Huelskamp represents the 1st Congressional District.
The 12:45 p.m. rally will also feature Lt. Gov. Jeff Colyer and anti-abortion state legislators. It will follow a morning of activities scheduled by Kansans for Life.
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The annual event is held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 1973 that affirmed abortion as a constitutional right.
The event begins with 8:30 a.m. registration in the Capitol Visitors Center. Participants will fan out through the Capitol to lobby legislators from 9 a.m. to noon, or participate in workshops on efforts to change the selection process for Kansas Supreme Court justices, post-abortion counseling, ways to discourage teen sex, and how to argue with abortion-rights supporters.
Lunch will be available for a free-will donation in the basement of Mater Dei-Assumption Church, across Eighth Avenue from the Capitol.
Mass for Catholic participants will be celebrated from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Topeka Performing Arts Center, followed by a march from the center to the rally site on the south steps of the Capitol.