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March for Life expected to draw 5,000 to Capitol Campus Monday

March for Life President Noreen McEntee Hobson and Rep. Brad Klippert address the crowd at the March for Life rally in Olympia in 2017.
March for Life President Noreen McEntee Hobson and Rep. Brad Klippert address the crowd at the March for Life rally in Olympia in 2017. Olympian file photo

The annual Washington State March for Life is expected to draw as many as 5,000 people to the Capitol Campus in Olympia on Monday.

The Department of Enterprise Services has issued a permit for the March for Life rally, scheduled from 12 to 1:30 p.m. Monday on the north steps of the Legislative Building.

Participants will gather near the Winged Victory Monument statue in the traffic circle near the Legislative Building and march to the north steps.

The event marks the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision that decriminalized abortion; it is the 40th Washington State March for Life. Related events are being held across the country in conjunction with the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., happening Friday.

The event comes just two days after a women’s rally Saturday will mark the anniversary of last year’s Women’s March. It is expected to draw as many as 10,000 to the Capitol in Olympia for a rally and march starting at 11 a.m.

Abby Spegman: 360-704-6869, @AbbySpegman

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