Pro-Life Demonstration in Reno

By: Joe Harrington Email
By: Joe Harrington Email

Despite bitterly cold weather, pro-life supporters turned out for a demonstration outside Reno's Little Flower Church on Plumb Lane.

Saturday's demonstration took place a few days before the 34th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

Some demonstrators held signs thanking President Bush. One demonstrator said he supports Bush's nominations of John Roberts and Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court.

Christa Breen, a demonstrator, said: "Our current president has done an outstanding job of supporting life you know from conception to natural death and I think we definitely could see you know Roe v. Wade overturned."

However, Alison Gaulden of Planned Parenthood said the new U.S. Senate is promising for pro-choice advocates. "We are able to prevent some legislation because the the last six years have been devastating to reproductive rights," Gaulden said.

The Senate must approve the president's nominees to the Supreme Court. Gaulden said there is not a majority of pro-choice representatives in the Senate.

Still, while some of Saturday's pro-life demonstrators said Roe vs. Wade could be overturned, one said it may take further turnover on the nine-member Supreme Court.

"You need a five justice majority and I don't think the pro-life movement has a majority yet," John Rasche, a pro-life demonstrator, said.


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