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WA Lege Day 9: Pro-life rally despite snow

OLYMPIA -- Rep. John Ahern, R-Spokane, center, back to camera, addresses the March for Life on the Capitol Steps on Jan. 17, 2012. (Jim Camden)
OLYMPIA -- Rep. John Ahern, R-Spokane, center, back to camera, addresses the March for Life on the Capitol Steps on Jan. 17, 2012. (Jim Camden)

Rep. John Ahern, (center with back to the camera) addresses the March for Life rally on the north Capitol steps Tuesday.

OLYMPIA -- A couple of inches of sloppy snow did not keep pro-life groups from participating in the annual March for Life this afternoon.

The event featured speeches from several legislators, including Sen. Mike Padden, R-Spokane Valley, and Rep. John Ahern, R-Spokane.

Ahern asked demonstrators to support a bill he has introduced that would require any woman seeking an abortion to be shown a sonogram of the fetus.

Washington State Patrol officials estimated the crowd at about 450, which is down from some previous years with better weather.




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