Rose Day, the annual sanctity-of-life, anti-abortion rally and outreach, draw the faithful from across the state to the State Capitol on Wednesday.
People presented their elected leaders with red roses to show their concern about sanctity-of-life issues. The roses symbolized the sanctity of the unborn, and by distributing the flowers to their legislators, Rose Day participants showed their legislators that anti-abortion legislation and legislation that promotes other sanctity-of-life issues is important to them.
Father Rick Stansberry, Pastor of Christ the King Catholic Church in Oklahoma City, led the opening prayer at the rally. Guest speakers included Gov. Mary Fallin and Alveda C. King, pastoral associate and director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, the African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, and niece of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.