Just over 100 people attended a prayer service at Saginaw’s Cathedral of Mary of the Assumption Tuesday to mark the anniversary of the U-S Supreme Court’s Roe versus Wade decision legalizing abortion.

Bishop Walter Hurley who’s Apostolic Administrator for the Saginaw Catholic Diocese says similar events occurred nationwide. Hurley called the court’s ruling a terrible tragedy for the nation and for the millions of potential lives terminated as a result.

He added Americans need to challenge themselves to build a culture of life to help people facing tragic and difficult circumstances.