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Abortion foes rally at Capitol

January 19, 2015
In The News

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said at the March for Life on Sunday that he supported anti-abortion initiatives, and he called for a reversal of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

The approximately 2,800 abortion opponents gathered at the steps of the state Capitol also heard words of support from U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton and U.S. Reps. Rick Crawford, French Hill and Bruce Westerman.

Wayne Mays, president of Arkansas Right to Life, which sponsored the 37th annual march, said the state was "starting a new tradition," having the governor and all of its congressional delegation against abortion.

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