Police on Saturday arrested nearly 700 abortion opponents who tried to blockade clinics across the United States, including one in Los Angeles disrupted by shouting and shoving between protesters and abortion-rights advocates. Protests also took place in Philadelphia; Fort Wayne, Ind.; Milwaukee; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Richmond, Va.

The protests were the latest in a series of confrontations as the US Supreme Court considers a challenge to the Roe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.

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