Since abortion was legalized in 1973 by the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling, there have been more than 55 million abortions performed in the United States. Fifty-five million is a hard number for most of us to wrap our minds around, so NRLC affiliate Oregon Right to Life put together this video to better understand how the legacy of Roe v. Wade has impacted our nation:

To commemorate the lives that were lost, one million deaths are remembered at the tolling of each bell and states begin to disappear to represent the numbers of children who have disappeared.

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