Women's Rally At Kan. Capitol Draws More Than 200

By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert
By: Associated Press - Posted by Suzie Gilbert


TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ More than 200 advocates for abortion rights and other causes have rallied at the Kansas Statehouse for what they describe as a women's rights protest.

The ``We are Women'' event Saturday was one of multiple rallies around the country.

The Kansas rally came as state legislators are considering a bill giving greater legal protection to health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions or dispense abortion-inducing drugs. Critics believe the legislation would limit access to birth control.

Kansas rally organizers said they have a wide range of concerns, including a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

Kari Ann Rinker, state coordinator for the National Organization for Women, told the crowd that organizers are seeking dignity for women and aren't going to apologize.

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