Pro-life and pro-choice groups rally at Capitol

Posted: Tuesday, January 23, 2001

JUNEAU (AP) -- Groups on both sides of the abortion issue rallied on the Capitol steps Monday to mark the 28th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

About 130 people listened to prayers and speeches and sang songs as part of a noon anti-abortion rally. Organizers carried signs saying, ''Roe v. Wade, The American Holocaust,'' and ''Defend Life.''

A second group countering with ''Pro-Choice or No Choice'' signs gathered on the steps about 4:45 p.m. for a rally in support of abortion rights. They sheltered candles against the cold rain and wind that chilled both groups.

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