Bachmann calls for repeal of Roe. vs. Wade at Minn. anti-abortion rally

Anti-abortion rally St. Paul
Hundreds of people opposed to legal abortion came by school buses from across the state to mark the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision at the state Capitol on Jan. 22, 2012.
MPR Photo/Rupa Shenoy

Rep. Michele Bachmann made her first appearance in Minnesota since dropping out of the Republican presidential race on Sunday at an annual anti-abortion protest.

Hundreds of people opposed to legal abortion came by school buses from across the state to mark the 39th anniversary of the Supreme Court's Roe vs. Wade decision.

Bachmann said the Supreme Court decision should be repealed within the next year.

"Here on our watch we will stand, we will stand for life, we will never forget, we will never give up, and next year we will gather in a day of celebration when we have finally ended abortion in this all important election," she said. "Join me this year. Choose life."

Bachmann hasn't said whether she'll run for fourth term in her congressional seat. In response to a question from a reporter, she said she'd give interviews soon on the subject.

Republican Rep. Erik Paulson, Chip Cravaack and John Kline also spoke at the event organized by Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life.

Planned Parenthood officials said they'll oppose any action that limits women's access to healthcare and legal abortion.

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