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Hundreds of abortion foes rally at Kansas Statehouse

January 22, 2014


— Anti-abortion leaders told hundreds of people at the Kansas Statehouse that history is on the side of abortion opponents as they work to eventually end the procedure nationwide.

The rally Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion across the nation. Since then, abortion opponents have enacted restrictions on abortion in many states, including Kansas.

The rally heard from Gov. Sam Brownback, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts and Congressman Tim Huelskamp, all anti-abortion Republicans.

Many rally participants were students, and Brownback called young people the "pro-life" generation. Huelskamp compared Roe v. Wade to the U.S. Supreme Court's 1857 Dred Scott decision protecting slavery before the Civil War.

Planned Parenthood executive Peter Brownlie dismissed Wednesday's events as political theater.


Clark Coan 4 years, 4 months ago

The good news is that the number of abortions continues to decline nationally. Abortions have declined by 55% since 1990. Abortions peaked at 1,429,577 in 1990 or 24 per 1,000 women 15-44 and declined to 784,507 in 2009 or 15.1 per 1,000 women 15-44 (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).

Hopefully, this is the result of family planning and education and not abortion access restrictions. Some day there will be a vaccine that prevents conception and lasts for several years. Then abortions will really decline.

Opponents will never stop abortions for women who become pregnant due to incest or rape or to save the life of the mother.

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