- Associated Press - Monday, January 24, 2011

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion opponents have rallied on the National Mall and marched to the U.S. Supreme Court to mark the 38th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion.

More than three dozen lawmakers addressed the crowd during a rally to start the annual “March for Life” on Monday. The lawmakers, buoyed by Republican gains in the U.S. House in November, called for Roe v. Wade to be overturned and said they would work to ensure abortions are not funded by taxpayers.

Rally speakers called for an end to funding of Planned Parenthood and booed when told that President Obama made a statement over the weekend supporting the Roe decision.

March-goers, including many church groups, donned hats and gloves and endured temperatures in the high 20s during a two-hour rally before the march.

 

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