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Pro-life meeting rocked by high court's ruling

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The Supreme Court decision upholding the heart of President Obama’s health care law landed with a thud at a major gathering of pro-life activists in Arlington on Thursday.

Attendees at the three-day national gathering of the National Right to Life Committee in Crystal City crowded around television screens and followed news bulletins as the details of the court’s 5-4 decision were relayed. Many participants described themselves as “stunned” and “disappointed” as the thrust of the decision became clear, and by the fact that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided with the majority in upholding the law.

Asked what the organization will do now, committee Executive Director David O’Steen said: “Defeat Obama. Elect Romney. Repeal Obamacare.”

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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