Protestors mark Roe v. Wade anniversary

Protestors mark Roe v. Wade anniversary

[JURIST] Thousands of abortion opponents marched on Washington Monday, commemorating the 32nd anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Roe v. Wade which fell Saturday. In a phone call from Camp David [US Newswire transcript] President Bush addressed the March for Life [event website] rally, stating that "this movement will not fail." Every anniversary of the January 23 decision prompts demonstrations by both proponents and opponents of abortion rights. Monday, abortion opponents staged a march to the Supreme Court and held events on Capitol Hill. Abortion rights supporters held a counter-protest at the Court later Monday morning. The health of Chief Justice Rehnquist [JURIST news archive], who has missed Supreme Court sessions for the past three months, has rasied speculation that President Bush would get the opportunity to appoint a justice who would favor overturning the Roe v. Wade decision. Pro-Choice America released a report [official website] this month which projects that 38 states would outlaw abortion if the decision were overturned. Last week, Norma McCorvey, the woman known as "Jane Roe" in the historic case, asked the Supreme Court to overturn the decision [Washington Times report] in light of evidence that the procedure may harm women. CBS News has more.