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Thousands of reproductive rights activists gather at rallies across the country on Saturday after a leaked draft Supreme Court ruling this month that would turn over Rowe vs. Wade.
The draft conclusion sparked a wave of protests. More than 100 bans on our bodies rallies are scheduled to take place Saturday throughout the United States, from Hawaii, California to Oklahoma to Washington, D.C.
When Rowe vs. Wade If canceled, at least 26 states are “certain or likely” to ban abortion, according to the Gutmacher Institute, a research group that supports abortion rights. It could affect 36 million women, in addition to more people who can get pregnant, Planned parenthood I say.
Since then, activists have been holding rallies on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington night the draft conclusion was leaked. It is expected that the National Shopping Center will have about 17,000 people Forbid our bodies demonstration, reports NBC4 Washington.
In Chicago, meanwhile, hundreds of protesters gathered in a park west of downtown. The demonstration was attended by women who claim to have had abortions, along with an abortion doctor. Many at the rally say they want abortion to remain safe and affordable.
Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March, said the demonstrations could help build “community power.”
“Our role is to try to make our voices heard,” she told NPR.