Pro-choice protesters gather for ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ marches across the country

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Demonstrators gathered in New York, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities on Saturday to demonstrate in support of legal abortion protections and to protest the potential end of Roe v. Wade.

The “Bans Off Our Bodies” event, organized by a coalition of groups including Planned Parenthood and the Women’s March on the National Mall in DC, is part of a national day of action to push back against states imposing restrictions on the ‘abortion. Many cities across the country will also hold rallies, including Chicago, Dallas and others.

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Pro-choice activists gather at the Washington Monument ahead of a march to the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, May 14, 2022.
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Crowds gather at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC for the Bans Off Our Bodies pro-choice march.
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Crowds gather at the Washington Monument in Washington, DC for the Bans Off Our Bodies pro-choice march.
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Pro-choice activist Cristela Luiz (L) confronts a pro-life protester during a Ban Our Bodies rally at the foot of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington.

Pro-choice activist Cristela Luiz (L) confronts a pro-life protester during a Ban Our Bodies rally at the foot of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington.
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DC protesters plan to march from the Washington Monument to the Mall through the Capitol and to the Supreme Court.

The Bans Off Our Bodies protests come after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion said justices were set to overturn decades of precedent recognizing abortion access as part of the constitutional right to privacy.

Protesters hold signs during a pro-choice demonstration, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in New York.

Protesters hold signs during a pro-choice demonstration, Saturday, May 14, 2022, in New York.
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Security fencing is in place outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, May 14, 2022, ahead of pro-choice rallies expected later in the day.  (Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Security fencing is in place outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Saturday, May 14, 2022, ahead of pro-choice rallies expected later in the day. (Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

PRO-CHOICE GROUP WILL TARGET ALL 6 GOP-APPOINTED SCOTUS HOUSES OF JUSTICE FOR ‘WALKING WEDNESDAY’ PROTESTS

Other groups announced plans to protest outside the homes of Tory judges in court on Saturday, as they have done for weeks. Ruth Sent Us, a group of grassroots pro-abortion protesters, tweeted a call on Friday for protesters to gather near the homes of “SCOTUS 6”, listing the six conservative Supreme Court justices.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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