• Anti-abortion demonstrators outside new Planned Parenthood office, Marietta, Georgia, April 12, 1984.

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    Anti-abortion demonstrators outside new Planned Parenthood office, Marietta, Georgia, April 12, 1984
    • Date
    • 1984 April 12
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Clark, George A.
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    • Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Protesting Planned Parenthood. The message is clear as pickets march Thursday outside the new Planned Parenthood office on Roswell Road in Marietta. About 30 people joined the protest, apparently organ... more
      Newspaper caption attached to print verso: "Protesting Planned Parenthood. The message is clear as pickets march Thursday outside the new Planned Parenthood office on Roswell Road in Marietta. About 30 people joined the protest, apparently organized by Concerned Coalition of Cobb County Citizens. Abortions won't be performed at the center, but referrals for them will be made. Kay Bard, the center's executive director, cited the 15 percent teenage pregnancy rate in Cobb County as one reason for opening the center." Date-stamped "Fri Apr 13 1984 J," and stamped with photographer's stamp "George Clark." Sign reads, "Thank the United Way for this abortion referral service." less
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    • Photograph by George A. Clark. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Johnny Fuchko, seven-years-old, holds anti-abortion sign, "Choose Life," at protest on 12th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 22, 1985.

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    Johnny Fuchko, seven-years-old, holds anti-abortion sign, "Choose Life," at protest on 12th anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade, in Atlanta, Georgia, January 22, 1985
    • Date
    • 1985 January 22
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal; Addicks, Rich
    • Description
    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to verso of print identifies photographer (Rich Addicks): "Johnny Fuchko, 7, Kennesaw, holds pro-life sign at memorial services held at downtown Marriott. Approx. 1500 people attended the gathering. From the M... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to verso of print identifies photographer (Rich Addicks): "Johnny Fuchko, 7, Kennesaw, holds pro-life sign at memorial services held at downtown Marriott. Approx. 1500 people attended the gathering. From the Marriott, the group marched to the Capitol, where Gov. Joe Frank Harris made a short speech." Caption attached to assignment sheet date-stamped ("Wed Jan 23 1985 J"): "Protester: Johnny Fuchko, 7, Kennesaw, holds an anti-abortion sign Tuesday at the downtown Marriott, where 1,700 pro-life advocates attended a 'memorial service.'" less
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    • Photograph by Rich Addicks. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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  • Anti-abortion protestors carrying signs outside the Northside Women's Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, August 22, 1986.

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    Anti-abortion protestors carrying signs outside the Northside Women's Clinic, Atlanta, Georgia, August 22, 1986
    • Date
    • 1986 August 22
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Deal, Steve
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    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Steve Deal: "Pickets outside Northside Women's Clinic." Newspaper caption: "Anti-abortion demonstration: About 20 protest after eight persons were arrested... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Steve Deal: "Pickets outside Northside Women's Clinic." Newspaper caption: "Anti-abortion demonstration: About 20 protest after eight persons were arrested at abortion clinic." Date-stamped "Fri Aug 22 1986 J." less
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

  • Pro-choice graffiti on anti-abortion Baptist church sign, Lilburn, Georgia, August 1, 1990.

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    Pro-choice graffiti on anti-abortion Baptist church sign, Lilburn, Georgia, August 1, 1990
    • Date
    • 1990 August 1
    • Creator
    • Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Teagle, Charlotte B.
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    • Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Charlotte B. Teagle: "Church doors and signs in churchyard of Marantha Baptist Church on Five Forks Trickum were vandalized with Pro-Choice graffiti." Newspaper capt... more
      Newspaper assignment sheet attached to print verso identifies photographer Charlotte B. Teagle: "Church doors and signs in churchyard of Marantha Baptist Church on Five Forks Trickum were vandalized with Pro-Choice graffiti." Newspaper caption: "Abortion rights graffiti mars sign opposing abortion at Gwinnett County church." Date-stamped "Tue Jun 11 1991 C." less
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    • Photograph by Charlotte B. Teagle. Copyright, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Courtesy of
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    • Georgia State University. Library. Special Collections; Digital Library of Georgia
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    • Georgia State University. Libraries. Special Collections

The anti-abortion movement, also called the pro-life movement, is a social and political movement that opposes elective abortion and seeks to legally prohibit or restrict it, usually on moral or religious grounds.  Supporters try to reverse the 1973 Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade, and hope to establish legislative changes or a constitutional amendment (e.g., Human Life Amendment) that would prohibit or at least restrict legal abortion.  The movement includes many activists and a variety of supporting organizations.