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Sun Feb 5 2012 (Updated 01/27/16)
Pro-Choice Rallies Surround 39th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
Sun Feb 5 2012 (Updated 01/27/16)
Anti-Choice Walk for Life Marchers Say Media Biased Towards Pro-Choice
For the eighth year, anti-choice Walk for Life demonstrators bussed into San Francisco from across the state marched to protest the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion 39 years ago. However, pro-choice activists celebrated the anniversary of Roe v. Wade with gatherings in the city's Justin Herman Plaza and in downtown Los Altos. Supporters of the Walk for Life West Coast event bemoaned the lack of news coverage given their march.

At San Francisco's pro-choice rally, speakers included Dr. Sophia Yen, who promoted the Silver Ribbon Campaign and Trust Women Week. Dr. Yen said, "The Silver Ribbon is the only ribbon I've ever worn." She also addressed the crowd in the San Francisco Peninsula city of Los Altos where a second rally was held.

photo Photos: 1 | 2 | video Videos: 1 | 2 | 3 | audio Audio: 1 | 2 | 3 | Catholics Complain of News Blackout at San Francisco Anti-Choice Rally | calendarWest Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice | Silver Ribbon Campaign | Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights

Previous Indybay Features: West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice, Rain or Shine! | Invaded by Anti-Choice Marchers, San Francisco Demonstrates for Women's Rights
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