Archive for Friday, January 23, 2009

Rally marks Roe v. Wade anniversary

January 23, 2009


— Tens of thousands of abortion opponents rallied Thursday on the National Mall to mark the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade amid concerns they could face political setbacks under the new president.

The rally and subsequent march to the Supreme Court came two days after the swearing-in of President Barack Obama, which many demonstrators said emphasized the need to become more vocal with their message.

In a letter posted on their Web site, organizers invited Obama to speak at Thursday’s rally.

Obama, who did not attend the rally, issued a statement Thursday saying the government “should not intrude on our most private family matters” and reaffirming his support for abortion rights.


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