Photo: Abortion decision remembered

Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2002

The landmark U.S. Supreme Court Roe vs. Wade decision was celebrated and protested on the steps of the state Capitol on Tuesday.

Right, Gina Spartz and others listen to a speech during a pro-choice rally held Tuesday evening. The Juneau Pro-Choice Coalition sponsored the rally, which attracted about 75 people and included an address by Jennifer Rudinger, executive director of the Alaska Civil Liberties Union.

Rep. Eldon Mulder, below, an Anchorage Republican, hugs his 10-year-old daughter Corey during a pro-life rally on the Capitol steps during the noon hour Tuesday. Alaskans For Life sponsored the event, which included speeches by legislators and others and attracted about 150 people.

Pro-life and pro-choice groups held rallies nationwide Tuesday to recognize the 29th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, a court decision that legalized abortion.

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