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Kansas Abortion Foes To Converge At Statehouse

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File photo of anti-abortion protesters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

File photo of anti-abortion protesters. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of abortion opponents are expected to converge on the Kansas Statehouse to mark the anniversary of the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

The anti-abortion group Kansans for Life was having a full day of workshops and presentations Wednesday, the 41st anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.

Gov. Sam Brownback was scheduled to speak at a noon rally.

The Republican governor is a strong abortion opponent. During his State of the State address last week, he compared past protests outside the Wichita clinic of the late Dr. George Tiller to work by abolitionists before the Civil War to end slavery. Tiller was known for performing late-term abortions before he was gunned down in 2009.

Kansas has enacted numerous restrictions on abortion since Brownback took office in 2011.

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