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The Supreme Court decision upholding the heart of President Obama’s health care law landed with a thud at a major gathering of pro-life activists in Arlington on Thursday.

Attendees at the three-day national gathering of the National Right to Life Committee in Crystal City crowded around television screens and followed news bulletins as the details of the court’s 5-4 decision were relayed. Many participants described themselves as “stunned” and “disappointed” as the thrust of the decision became clear, and by the fact that Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. sided with the majority in upholding the law.

Asked what the organization will do now, committee Executive Director David O’Steen said: “Defeat Obama. Elect Romney. Repeal Obamacare.”

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