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Published: 1/23/2014


Roe v. Wade turns 41 amid Toledo prayer vigil protests

A prayer vigil was held outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides pregnancy termination services, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, for the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision which made abortion legal in the United States. The group of about thirty people prayed and walked around the building. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW

Father Edward Littelmann, left, led a prayer during a vigil outside the Capital Care Clinic. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Father Edward Littelmann, left, led a prayer during a vigil outside the Capital Care Clinic.
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Father Edward Littelmann, left, led a prayer. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Father Edward Littelmann, left, led a prayer.
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A group of about 30 people paced back and forth for a prayer vigil. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A group of about 30 people paced back and forth for a prayer vigil.
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Joe Riehl, of West Toledo, left, held a, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Joe Riehl, of West Toledo, left, held a, "Pray to End Abortion" sign.
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Laurie Toth prays the rosary during a protest outside the Capital Care Clinic. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laurie Toth prays the rosary during a protest outside the Capital Care Clinic.
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People gathered for the prayer vigil. Enlarge | Buy This Photo People gathered for the prayer vigil.
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Fonda Luersman, the sidewalk counseling coordinator for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, center, addressed the crowd during the protest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Fonda Luersman, the sidewalk counseling coordinator for the Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo, center, addressed the crowd during the protest....
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Seminary student George Mahas, center, lead a prayer while local residents, including  Laurie Toth, right, pray the rosary. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Seminary student George Mahas, center, lead a prayer while local residents, including Laurie Toth, right, pray the rosary.
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Laurie Toth and her daughter, Kaelie, 8, joined a prayer vigil. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laurie Toth and her daughter, Kaelie, 8, joined a prayer vigil.
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Seminary student George Mahas, center, spoke about the importance of continuing the anti-abortion movement. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Seminary student George Mahas, center, spoke about the importance of continuing the anti-abortion movement.
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Seminary student George Mahas, center, spoke about the importance of continuing the anti-abortion movement during the protest. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Seminary student George Mahas, center, spoke about the importance of continuing the anti-abortion movement during the protest....
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Denny Karl, of Williston, center, held a crucifix aloft. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Denny Karl, of Williston, center, held a crucifix aloft.
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Laurie Toth wore a button proclaiming, Enlarge | Buy This Photo Laurie Toth wore a button proclaiming, "Vote Pro Life."
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A woman prayed the rosary. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A woman prayed the rosary.
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abortion Kate Genovesi, of North Toledo, clutched her rosary as she listened to other anti-abortion protesters speak about the importance of their movement during a prayer vigil outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides pregnancy termination services, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, for the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision which made abortion legal in the United States. The group of about thirty people prayed and walked around the building.  THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH Enlarge | Buy This Photo abortion Kate Genovesi, of North Toledo, clutched her rosary as she listened to other anti-abortion protesters speak about the ...
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abortion John Stasa, of Swanton, center, held his rosary during a prayer vigil outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides pregnancy termination services, on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, for the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade supreme court decision which made abortion legal in the United States. The group of about thirty people prayed and walked around the building.  THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH Enlarge | Buy This Photo abortion John Stasa, of Swanton, center, held his rosary during a prayer vigil outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides ...
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abortion Denny Karl, of Williston, center, held a crucifix aloft during a protest outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides pregnancy termination services, for the 41st anniversary of the supreme court decision which made abortion legal in the United States. The group of about thirty people prayed and walked around the building.  THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH Enlarge | Buy This Photo abortion Denny Karl, of Williston, center, held a crucifix aloft during a protest outside the Capital Care Clinic, which provides ...
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