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Abortion foes rally on anniversary of Roe v. Wade

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Wednesday marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court ruling that guarantees a woman's right to an abortion. 

Anti-abortion activists protested on the steps of the state Capitol as they called for more state restrictions on the procedure.  

Many are trying to press state lawmakers to place new restrictions on abortions.

Catherine Davis had two abortions when she was younger, decisions she regrets to this day.

"I guess I realized in my heart of hearts I made an irrevocable decision. I couldn't put the baby back in me," Davis said.

Davis wants to make abortion illegal.

In the meantime she'll settle for a state bill that would ban the state-employee health insurance from paying for abortions and block the federal healthcare exchange from covering the procedure as well.     

Abortion opponents like Davis do not want their tax dollars paying for abortions.

"I certainly don't want to be made to pay into that kind of system," Davis said.

State Sen. Nan Orrock, D-Atlanta, a long-time advocate for women's reproductive rights, called the measure a distraction.

"It is not within their power just because they pay taxes to deny a woman her constitutional right," Orrock said. "They're not going to pass and are taking up valuable time we need to spend on Georgia's economy."

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