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Anti-abortion advocates rally for civil liberties

Date: March 27, 2012
By: Natalia Allen
State Capitol Bureau

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Hundreds of Anti-abortion Missourians rallied at the state Capitol to tell lawmakers the new federal health care law infringes upon their Constitutional Rights.
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Wrap: Protesters say President Obama's health care law prohibits the free exercise of religion.

Religious freedom advocate Joe Viviano said let the U.S. Supreme Court decide the constitutionality of the health care law.

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Description: "I don't know how these people feel like they can mess with the First Amendment.  How do you do that?  You got to go to the Supreme Court to prove it and that's what we are going to have to do."
 
The Supreme Court is determining whether or not Congress has the right to require individuals to purchase health insurance.
 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

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Hundreds of Missourian protesters rallied lawmakers at the state Capitol for religious freedom.
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Anti-abortion Missourians rallied at the state Capitol and urged lawmakers to protect their civil liberties.

Protester Rita Davis says she is there to rally for religious freedom.

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Description: "Using our own religious beliefs to for health care and those types of things rather than having someone dictate to us what we have to do."

Davis also says the rally is about having the opportunity to express her anti-abortion views.

Several Republican lawmakers have proposed legislation that seeks to prohibit any law from requiring individuals to purchase health insurance.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.

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Hundreds of Missourians advocated religious freedom at the state Capitol.
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Wrap: Advocates say they are worried about the Affordable Care Act infringing on their First Amendment rights.

Protester Don Herbster says he hopes Missouri lawmakers will take notice of the action taken by the anti-abortion protesters at the rally.

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Description: "I am here to show my belief in religious freedom and I have this right to demonstrate just like everyone else."
 
Many religious Missourians at the rally say the President Obama's health care law is prohibiting the free exercise of religion. 
 
Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Natalia Allen.


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