Doctors gather in front of the Arizona Capitol to rally against immigration legislation.
Copyright 2011 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
PHOENIX - More than 300 doctors and other health professionals from around the nation gathered at the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix to demand equal rights for immigrants.
Protesters called Thursday for a national moratorium on future anti-immigrant laws modeled after Arizona's SB1070.
Event organizers say such laws threaten the health care of a vulnerable minority community.
Anti-immigrant law supporters have argued that such legislation saves states millions of dollars in health care services that should be reserved for legal residents.
Opponents argue that such laws have no place in the medical community because they overstep their power and interfere with a medical physicians' professional code of ethics.
Event organizers say the demonstration's purpose is to serve as a statement to lawmakers in other states considering similar laws to stop the nonsense.
Did You Hear?
The secret to weight loss might be staring back at you in the mirror. A new trend suggests women work out based on the shape of their body.
Photos: Walk amongst 4,000 butterflies at 'Butterfly Wonderland' in Scottsdale, Ariz. The exhibit opened this weekend. Photo credit: Josh Frigerio/abc15.com
This month, the Fitbit Flex became the latest entrant in the race to dominate the wearable fitness technology market.
More Central Phoenix News
A man riding a bicycle has died after he was struck by a vehicle in Phoenix Friday night.