ST. PAUL – Despite the snowstorm, more than 1,000 gathered at the State Capitol Jan. 22 during the March for Life, sponsored by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life. The annual event marked the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision to legalize abortion. Prior to the march, a slightly smaller-than-usual crowd attended a prayer service at the Cathedral of St. Paul led by Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda, archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Heavier snow in southern Minnesota prevented some groups from making the trip, including many from the Diocese of New Ulm. Bundled in jackets and hats, march participants Ann Hagens, left, of St. Peter in Richfield and Beth Boyle of St. Bonaventure in Bloomington make their way through the snowy conditions from the Cathedral of Saint Paul to the State Capitol in Saint Paul.