Abortion rights opponents march in SF

January 24, 2009 5:56:13 PM PST
In San Francisco Saturday demonstrators criticized President Obama for lifting a ban on federal funds for international family planning groups that offer abortions.

"There shall be a world without a demon," was one of the chants hard amongst the crowd.

This is the 5th year in a row abortion rights opponents have marched in San Francisco to mark the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade.

They came from all around the state and were met by a small band of abortion rights supporters.

Those opposing abortion rights are particularly upset with President Obama's decision Friday to lift the federal funding ban.

"We should let him know we are not going to accept a radical pro-abort agenda. We should let him know that we support him in just laws, not unjust laws" said Rev. Clenard Childress Jr. with the Life Education and Resource Network.

"Every woman should have a free choice about what happens to her body and that should be supported by our medical system. The church and the government need to stay out of womens' bodies and out of womens' lives," said Sharon Kufeldt with a group called the Raging Grannies.

The abortion rights opponents rallied at Justin Herman Plaza before heading out on a march along San Francisco's Embarcadero.