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The Nation

Anti-abortion forces marked the 16th anniversary of the 1973 Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion with demonstrations across the country. But in Florida, about 200 people gathered in Tallahassee to support the legal right to an abortion. In Arizona, about 500 anti-abortion protesters blocked the entrance of the Metro Phoenix Women’s Clinic, which led to 184 arrests, police said. In Michigan, a fight broke out between anti-abortion demonstrators and pro-choice activists outside the East GYN Center in Detroit, resulting in 55 arrests, police said. About 400 people gathered in New Orleans at the Hale Boggs Federal Building for a right to life rally and march. In Texas, about 3,000 anti-abortion protesters marched in Austin and held a rally near the state Capitol. Pro-choice activists in Texas held a later rally and candlelight vigil at the Capitol.


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