Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Roe v Wade, the landmark case that legalized abortion.
Groups on both sides of the controversial issue will be marking the day.
The Archdiocese of St. Louis was the first Catholic diocese to organize a Pro Life committee just 6 weeks after the famous court ruling.
Today that committee is called the Respect Life Apostolate.
Executive Director Karen Nolkemper says the Archdiocese will focus on commemoration of the un-born and recommitting to ending abortion.