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The Nation

March 10, 1985

A self-proclaimed "God's army" protested outside the twice-bombed The Ladies Center where abortions are performed in Pensacola, Fla. Seven trumpets blared, seven American flags waved and 2,000 demonstrators chanted "Let my children go" seven times after a silent march. It began two hours after a National Organization for Women leader, at a press conference across town, accused anti-abortion forces of immoral tactics. The marchers' leader, former singer Penny Lea of Apple Valley, Minn., compared the rally to the biblical story in which Joshua sent the walls of Jericho tumbling down with the sound of seven trumpeters on the seventh day.

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