CHICAGO (CBS) — The topic of abortion was front and center on the streets of Chicago during the day Saturday.
Blase Cardinal Cupich addressed a crowd of anti-abortion demonstrators in Daley Plaza.READ MORE: Police Officer Responding To Shooting, Struck By Bullet Fired By 15-Year-Old Gunshot Victim
“It makes us better human beings when we make room for a child at the table of life,” Cupich told the crowd.READ MORE: World's Smallest Flying Structure Developed By Northwestern Engineers
The thousands of people braved the cold weather in the hours before the snow began coming down, and took to the streets. They marched through the downtown area for the annual March for Life.
Right across the street, a small group of people held their own rally. The pro-choice demonstrators called for abortion to remain legal in the United States.MORE NEWS: Ed's Driveway: Volkswagen ID.4
Both marches coincide with the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.