66,000 flags represent ND abortions on Capitol lawn
BISMARCK -- The North Dakota Capitol lawn will be painted blue and pink this Memorial Day weekend with 66,000 utility flags representing the number of abortions that have taken place in the state since 1973.
The project, "66K Since Roe v. Wade," is spearheaded by Bismarck residents Eric and Maria Wanchic as a way to raise public awareness "about the devastating loss of life" and help reach out to women who may be suffering after having an abortion.
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