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Published September 17, 2013, 10:09 PM

Church posts flags to raise awareness against abortion

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - You might have spotted these if you've been in downtown Fargo. Thousands of pink and blue flags popping up in front of a church along Broadway.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - You might have spotted these if you've been in downtown Fargo.

Thousands of pink and blue flags popping up in front of a church along Broadway.

It's really a site to see.

St. Mary's Cathedral is using this very-visual message to show how many abortions have been performed since Roe vs. Wade.

And people are taking notice.

Take a ride down Broadway and these neon-mini messages might take you by surprise.

Some pink, some blue, for the boys and for the girls - 66 thousand to be exact.

Jenna Larson, Passerby: "It's probably about a big cause or something pretty drastic."

That's the number of abortions, just in North Dakota, since Roe vs. Wade.

Lindsay Anderson, Passerby: "It makes you feel kind of sad to know that there were that many babies that didn't get to make it into the world."

Dan Anderson, Passerby: “Especially in North Dakota, like you wouldn't think it would be that high."

A scene, slowing nearly everyone who decides to walk by - and that's the Cathedral's goal.

Joseph Goering, Cathedral of St. Mary: "It's certainly very striking. Each individual life is important. And each individual flag represents a life."

Fifty volunteers spent hours planting the flags, hoping to honor what could have been.

Larson: "Some things happen like rape and stuff. And that can be really hard for the women to remember, ya know, look at that child and remember, I was raped."

Instead serving as a surprise for what has been done.

The flags were removed this afternoon.

But, next summer, a permanent memorial will be built in the Bismarck area, honoring each one of the flags which represents unborn children.

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