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Anti-abortion groups rally at Capitol.

January 18, 2006
By: Dustin Blanchard
State Capital Bureau

Anti-abortion activists converged in the state Capitol today. Dustin Blanchard has more.

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Hundreds gathered for song (nats) and prayer before Sunday's 33rd anniversary of the Roe v Wade ruling.

Dave Plemmons is with Missouri Right to Life.

He says the abortion debate is evolving.

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Contents: "Human cloning and embryonic stem cell research is the new Roe vs Wade as far as the National Pro-life movement is concerned."

Anti-abortion speakers discussed their opposition to a proposed constitutional amendment protecting stem-cell research.

Advocates of the amendment say it will help find cures and bring business to the state.

From the state Capitol, I'm Dustin Blanchard

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Anti-abortion activists met in the state Capitol rotunda.

Dustin Blanchard tells us how the groups say the debate is changing.

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Speakers discussed their opposition to human cloning and stem cell research.

They say it is the new battle -- 33 years after Roe V Wade.

Susan Klein is with Missouri Right to Life.

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Contents: "We're continuing to call upon our legislators to ban human cloning. They were sent here by their pro-life constituents to be leaders on pro-life issues, and this is absolutely a pro-life issue.

Speakers also spoke out against a proposed constitutional amendment to protect stem cell research.

Supporters of the amendment say it will help find medical cures, and bring business to Missouri.

From the State Capitol, I'm Dustin Blanchard