Bishop says Arkansas AG wrong for participating in rally

(AP) _ The Roman Catholic bishop of Arkansas says he'll skip an anti-abortion rally this weekend, saying the keynote speaker inappropriately pushed the state's aggressive execution schedule last year.Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will speak Sunday. Bishop Anthony Taylor said in a letter that Rutledge has ``good anti-abortion credentials'' but efforts to execute four men undermine claims she is ``pro-life.''

Rutledge did not specifically address Taylor's criticism, but invited people to attend a rally to support the ``sanctity of life.''

Taylor gave the opening prayer at last year's rally.

The ``March for Life'' has been held for 40 years. The Roe vs. Wade decision legalizing abortion came 45 years ago.

The march's organizer, Arkansas Right to Life, said it is a ``single-issue organization.''

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