“The Palmer Depot filled up with people passionate about the pro-life cause on Saturday just before the Alaska March for Life was scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
“I believe in the sanctity of life,” Valley resident Janet Gallardo said. “It begins at conception. And I’m here because of legislation that is against that, that seems to favor the termination of life. It’s an easy way to say, ‘I’m done with this.’”
She attended with her husband, Peter Gallardo, who is a pastor at the Family Christian Center in Palmer.
The march was part of a series of marches over the weekend nationwide, including, most notably, the March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Vice President Mike Pence, the highest ranking government official ever to attend the rally, told the crowd there, “Life is winning.”
Participants in the Palmer event seemed buoyed by the new administration.”