It's been over thirty years since the controversial Roe v. Wade decision, but there's still heated debate about the issue of abortion.
Both sides went head to head Thursday on the Texas A&M campus to defend their beliefs.
The protest underscores the divisiveness, thirty years later, of Roe v. Wade.
With picket signs and very strong, varied beliefs, a community faced a controversial issue head on.
"We don't support abortion, just the right to choose," says Kelly McDonald of the Aggie Democrats.
"It's not about choice it's about life or death," says Marilisa Carney of Coalition for Life.
Members of Aggie Democrats organized the rally to celebrate the 1973 Supreme Court ruling that overturned a Texas anti-abortion law.
For 32 years, Pro-choice groups have championed Roe v. Wade but pro-life groups say the ruling is hurting women.
"We're upset that the Aggie Democrat Leaders and Planned Parenthood are here celebrating a decision that has killed over 45 million children nationally, and 2,334 locally as a result of Roe v. Wade," says Carney.
The pro-choice students say the rally is just as much about the right to choose as free speech, because their opinions make them a minority on a highly conservative campus.
"There's a lot of counter protest and we feel like our voices aren't being heard on campus," says McDonald.
But students are listening to both sides.
The rally drew a big crowd of on-lookers and protestors.
Beyond the signs is a message heard loud and clear, Roe v. Wade will always be a contentious debate.
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