Waving signs that read "Stop abortion now" and carrying pictures of bloody fetuses, thousands of protesters have held a rally and march within sight of the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2002/07/10/32162.html ' target=_blank>White House.
Abortion opponents from as far away as Texas, Kentucky and Massachusetts attended their annual march against the &to=http:// english.pravda.ru/main/2001/07/09/9609.html ' target=_blank>Supreme Court's 1973 decision to legalize abortion.
Demonstrators cheered as President Bush voiced his support for them by phone from Camp David. They also heard from a stream of lawmakers who say they support the cause, says CBS News.
"The America of our dreams, where every child is welcomed ... in life and protected in law may still be some ways away," Bush said in a telephone address to the anti-abortion March for Life. "... I've been working with members of the Congress to pass good, solid legislation that protects the vulnerable and promotes the culture of life."
Anti-abortion demonstrators held up signs reading "Thank You President Bush" during the rally.