Kansans Mark Roe v. Wade Anniversary

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Abortion opponents and abortion rights activists rallied at the Kansas Statehouse today.

They marked the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Roe versus Wade decision. The ruling legalized abortion in all 50 states.

About 150 anti-abortion activists rallied on the south side of the Capitol, enduring cold weather and light snow.

Abortion rights groups sponsored a luncheon for legislators, and about 60 people attended.

Abortion foes say their top legislative priority will be passing a new law setting minimum health and safety standards for abortion clinics.

On the abortion rights side House member Paul Davis, a Lawrence Democrat, plans to sponsor a bill to require health insurance companies to cover the costs of contraceptives.

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