Roe v. Wade anniversary brings thousands to Capitol

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by KVUE News / KVUE.com and Photojournalist JP Harrington

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Posted on January 25, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 27 at 6:38 PM

AUSTIN -- Thousands of anti-abortion Texans marched at the Capitol Saturday afternoon, marking the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision.

In 1973, lawmakers struck down Texas' law against abortion. Every year since then, Texans against abortion rights march at the Capitol on the anniversary of the historic decision.

"I am out here to give a voice to the voiceless. A lot of people believe that abortion is a fix-it, that women walk out of these clinics feeling relieved, all their problems are solved and that is just not the case," said anti-abortion rights marcher, Renee Frias.

Abortion rights supporters also rallied, chanting and holding signs.

"Stand with Texas women, stand with all women. Quit messing with our bodies, just stay out of it. Vote Wendy Davis," said Diane Dearsan, an abortion rights supporter.

Gubernational candidate and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott spoke this Saturday afternoon at the rally.

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