Abortion Foes March In SF

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Thousands of anti-abortion demonstrators
marched on this city's waterfront, vowing to continue to fight vehemently for their beliefs in spite of a new president who supports abortion rights.

The protesters on Saturday spoke out against the 36-year-old Supreme Court ruling in Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.

Dolores Mehan, an organizer of the rally, says despite losing an ally in the White House in George W. Bush, her constituency is energized to take up the challenge.

Anti-abortion marchers on Friday demonstrated on the National Mall in Washington as President Barack Obama issued a statement supportive of Roe v. Wade. Obama has also reversed two of Bush's anti-abortion policies, including a U.S. ban on funding international family planning agencies that fund abortions.

A small number of abortion rights supporters also turned out, but eyond some shouting, police say there were no arrests or incidents of violence.
Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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