HELENA – Around two-hundred people gathered at the Capitol Complex today to support the pro-life movement.

March for Life participants held pro-life signs and speakers decried current abortion practices in the nation, stating that human life begins at conception.

Two of the Republican candidates trying to unseat Democratic senator Jon Tester spoke at the event showing their support for the movement.

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Keynote speaker and State Senator Al Olszewski said that the country needs to acknowledge the humanity of the unborn child in the womb.

Montana State Auditor Matthew Rosendale said that for him the march is ultimately about compassion and we need to support women in crisis pregnancies.

“Women need to know that if they find themselves in a crisis pregnancy situation that they have support, there is a network out there and we can’t just turn our backs to that,” said Rosendale.

Former District Judge Russell Fagg, U.S. Senator Steve Daines and U.S. Congressman Greg Gianforte also showed their support for the event by having letters read in their absence.

Today’s march at the capitol was held in conjunction with other March for Life events across the country.