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Robbien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-25-04 02:47 PM
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17. Reuters: Hundreds of Thousands Protest Bush Abortion Policy
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied on the National Mall on Sunday to show support for abortion rights and opposition to Bush administration policies on women's reproductive health issues.

Hefting signs reading "Fight the Radical Right," "Keep Abortion Legal" and "U.S. Out Of My Uterus," pink- and purple-shirted demonstrators flooded downtown Washington for a daylong March for Women's Lives.

The abortion issue was the centerpiece of the march's broad protest against the policies of President Bush, including his stance on funding international family planning. No U.S. funds may currently be used for any family planning agency that mentions abortion to patients.

"Vote That Smirk Out of Office," was a characteristically political placard targeting Bush, but Dorothy Smith, 76, of Eldridge, Missouri, carried an emblem she made herself -- a wire coat hanger draped with a sign reading "Never Again."

And some good pictures!
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