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Roe v. Wade turns 41 amid Toledo prayer vigil protests

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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.

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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, "Pray to End Abortion" sign.

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Laurie Toth prays the rosary during a protest outside the Capital Care Clinic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Denny Karl, of Williston, center, held a crucifix aloft.

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Laurie Toth wore a button proclaiming, "Vote Pro Life."

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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

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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

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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

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