Abortion Opponents Fill Minnesota Capitol Grounds

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — More than 1,000 abortion foes fanned out on the Minnesota Capitol grounds Saturday for their annual march on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

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.

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  • Care11

    If you were talking about the SOMALIS, I was the one who flagged your comment many times that WCCO took down your comment. Anyway, Abortion is murder plain and simple. YOU ARE RIGHT, MY FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Informed

    Because abortion is NOT murder, plain and simple. I give WCCO credit for standing up to you.

    • Todd

      Abortion is murder. I encourage every one to go to Youtube and listen to the
      Inspiring speech of an abortion survivor Gianno Jessen. Listen to both part 1 and part 2. Gianno’s biological mom went in for a late term abortion where they injected saline solution into the womb. The abortion was botched and she was born alive. She has gone on and had wonderful life. Abortion is a very selfish desire not to bring the baby to term. Instead of killing the baby, why not allow a adopted family to raise that child?

    • mark@mntaxwaste.com

      @Informed So please tell me if Abortion is not the DEATH of an unborn child what is it?

      • strom

        removal of a developing embryo or fetus.

  • lib

    It is not a “notion” that a child can feel pain at 20 weeks, it is a fact. The only reason the same people who would run through burning flames to save a child support abortion, is because they can’t hear the screams of agony. Use your imagination folks. We are a civilized society I am sure we can come up with a better plan for an unwanted child than to kill them and make planned parenthood rich.

  • Bryson Powers

    If abortion is so bad, why don’t you support birth control. Pro-lifers are doctrinaire knuckleheads.

    • Todd

      No body ever said that pro-lifer’s do not support birth control. Abortion is bad because it is a terrible racist machine that is design to wipe out minority births. The majority of planned parenthood clinics are located in the urban areas where there is a greater percentage of minority woman. Abortion is bad because it kills would be babies who might otherwise be adopted by one of millions of families that would love to provide that child a home. Margaret Sanger, the founder of planned parenthood set out to start this industry because she wanted poor minority woman from breeding. She wanted, like Hitler, a pure white race. This is why abortion must be stopped.

  • mark from mntaxwaste.com

    Abortion is murder not healthcare

  • TT

    Storm, after 5 months of pregnancy the baby is called BABY, not embryo nor fetus. At 6 months the baby is fully developed and usually survives if has to be born for some medical reasons. So, abortion IS a murder.

    • strom

      That’s interesting as I’ve found a number of medical sources that state otherwise.

  • Ron

    I was pleased to see WCCO cover the event regardless of what their peronal feelings on the issue are.

  • Victim Du Jour

    John Edward won a multiple-million dollar lawsuit by channeling the spirit of a dead fetus in a court room before a jury.

    I guess it’s not murder unless it involves a drunk driver or a medical mal-practice lawsuit.

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