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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Nestled on the back lawn of St. Louis Bertrand Catholic Church on Saturday, children happily played on bouncy houses as popcorn machines and live music filled the air.

It was a celebratory moment for the nearly 100 people in attendance at the LifeFest: Live, Love, Louisville event, rejoicing in the overthrow of Roe v. Wade and the end of abortion as a national right.

Peggy Boone, who sits on the board of directors of Right to Life of Louisville, said she is delighted that the decision on abortion rights now rests with the states.

“We’re just really happy that it’s going back to the state and it’s illegal here in Kentucky,” Boone said Saturday. “We’ve been working on it for 50 years.”

She also said her organization is already beginning to work to persuade voters to approve an amendment to the Kentucky constitution that states there are no abortion rights in the Commonwealth.

Sisters for Life Board Member Aundria McClain speaks at LifeFest: Live, Love, Louisville at St. Louis Bertrand Green Space in Louisville, Ky. on June 25, 2022. This festival is a celebration of the decision of the Supreme Court to strike down Roe V. Wade.

In a cabin covered with a blue tent roof, Sarah Hinklon had set up resources to hand out from the organization she works with, Angels in Disguise – a Kentucky nonprofit focused on stopping abortions fetuses diagnosed with Down syndrome.

While she said the effects of Friday’s Supreme Court ruling would be phenomenal for her group, she encouraged those who oppose abortion to make sure their work doesn’t end at the end of the day. birth of a child.