Minnesota abortion opponents rally on 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -
Abortion opponents with Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life are rallying on the steps of the State Capitol on Tuesday in a push for stronger abortion restrictions in Minnesota.
The group's annual rally draws thousands of pro-life advocates to St. Paul each year. This year's rally falls on the 40th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade case in which the Supreme Court established a woman's right to abortion.
With the Minnesota Legislature and governor's office both controlled by Democrats, odds are slim of any anti-abortion legislation passing. Gov. Mark Dayton last session vetoed a Republican-backed bill that would have required a doctor's presence for pill-induced abortions.
According to new data from a Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll, 7 in 10 Americans believe Roe v. Wade should stand -- the highest level of support for the decision since polls began tracking it in 1989.