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Abortion a Heated Issue on a Cold Day

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RALEIGH — The cold doesn't often keep people fromsharing their feelings on the heated subject of abortion.

Especially on the 24th anniversary of the Roe versus Wade decision.

John Armstrong feels very strongly that pro-choice is the rightdecision in a case of rights.

Sarah Wilkinson, on the other hand, feels that the preciousness of lifeshould supercede the right to choose.

The recent bombings in Atlanta are on the minds of both sides, and, while they may not agree on politics, both sides agree that violence isnot the answer.

The violence may have happened miles away, but its impact is beingshared throughout the country.

Brenda Pratt Shafer, an anti-abortionist, says that because life is soprecious, violence to get a point across is the wrong way to handle it.

Debora Ross, a pro-choice activist, said that everyone has the right tomake their views known and to try to influence a woman's choice, but thatonce that choice was made, there should be an element of support for thosewomen.

The signs may have different sayings, but if there's one thingpro-choice and anti-abortionists have learned together over the last 24years, it's that violence only heats up an already heated debate.

Terri Grucareporting.