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On 'Roe V. Wade' Anniversary, 'March For Life' Under Way In D.C.

Jan 24, 2011

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Marchers are gathering this hour on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., for what's become an annual event — the March for Life rally and demonstration by those who want to see the landmark Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision reversed and abortion made illegal again. Saturday marked the 38th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision.

After about one hour of speeches, those who gathered plan to march along Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court. Then, many will visit offices of House and Senate members.

On Weekend Edition Sunday, NPR's Julie Rovner told host Liane Hansen that House Republican leaders are eager to move on a vote to put more restrictions on federal abortion funding. "I think we're going to see repeated abortion votes as we go into the next weeks and months," she said.

Update at 2:08 p.m. ET. Here's a photo taken a short time ago:

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