Associated Press, Published January 22 2011
Abortion opponents fill Minnesota Capitol grounds today stressing positive environment for changeST. PAUL, Minn. -- More than 1,000 abortion foes fanned out
on the Minnesota Capitol grounds today for their annual march on
the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that
Speakers at the Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life event said
conditions are ripe for anti-abortion legislation in Minnesota.
Republicans hold both chambers of the Legislature and plan to
advance long-stalled measures.
Among the speakers were Rep. Michele Bachmann and fellow GOP
Reps. John Kline, Erik Paulsen and Chip Cravaack.
MCCL wants to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, which
provides abortions, and pass a bill modeled after a Nebraska law
that restricts late-term procedures based on the notion that
fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks.
Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton favors abortion rights.