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January 18, 2005

Albany-- Hundreds of people around the country held silent protests outside federal courthouses Tuesday. They want the Supreme Court to overturn Roe versus Wade which legalized abortion.

For an hour Tuesday, about a dozen people sat on the steps of the federal courthouse in Albany. They taped their mouths with pieces of paper with the word "Life" written on it. They prayed silently for an end to abortion.

"Whether from conception to five months, I feel there is life inside my belly," said Pregnant Mother Paige Peavey. "I would never be for killing it."

Tuesday, the woman whose lawsuit led to the landmark 1973 Supreme Court ruling to legalize abortion was expected to ask the court to change its decision.

Norma McCorvey is a born-again Christian and now an outspoken opponent of abortion.

posted at 4:25PM by dave.miller@walb.com