Hands Around the Capitol rally held in Augusta

AUGUSTA, Maine. (WABI)- "We have probably four to five hundred that come here every year and our pro-life people are very very dedicated to those children. We have lost generation upon generation."

Folks gathered from all over the state to participate in the annual Hands around the Capitol Rally.

The event marks 46 years since the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

"We represent those 61 million children who have been taken by abortion in our nation."

"That's 61 doctors, lawyers, mothers, fathers, scientists. Unbelievable potential that our country has lost. "

The rally and march are organized by the Maine Right to Life Committee.

We're told It was founded to protect and uphold the dignity and worth of every human life from conception to natural death.

"We are here to give them a voice and to remember them. Those precious, innocent children who never had a chance to have their voice heard, to be able to run, to be able to play, or feel the sun on their faces."

Folks gathered at the St. Michael School to listen to different speakers and guests.

After that, they marched to the State House where a silent protest was held and the capitol bell rung 46 times, once for each year that has passed since Roe v. Wade ruling.

"We are winning hearts every day across our state and across our nation because everyone that sees a pregnancy sonogram be it a man, woman, boy, girl, they see a baby."

A breakfast benefiting the Maine Right to Life committee will be held on Sunday, January 20th.

"It's a blob of tissue. That's what I was told when I was a teenager and a college girl is that it was a blob of tissue. But, science has proved that wrong, it's a baby."