Abortion rights supporters hold rallies across the U.S.
By Associated Press |
May 21, 2019
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Activists on Tuesday were joined by members of Congress to rally near the Supreme Court on "National Day of Action to Stop the Bans" on abortion.
People gather for a rally in support of reproductive rights outside of Dallas City Hall in Dallas on Tuesday. Abortion rights supporters held rallies across the country in opposition to the wave of sweeping abortion bans being enacted this year in Midwestern and Southern states.
Demonstrators take part in a protest against abortion bans, Tuesday, in New York.
Protester Deanna Holland holds her signs as activists gathered in the Utah State Capitol rotunda to protest abortion bans happening in Utah and around the country Tuesday, in Salt Lake City. Holland, stood to the side of the room with an anti-abortion sign urging people to care for unborn fetuses. "I want to represent unborn, and give them a voice at this rally," she said.
A woman dressed in a costume from "The Handmaid's Tale" silently protests during a rally to maintain abortion rights, Tuesday, in front of the Statehouse in Columbia, S.C.
People gather at the state Capitol to rally in support of abortion rights, Tuesday, in Sacramento, Calif.
Kay Metcalf chants alongside opponents of the abortion law passed last week by the Missouri legislature on Tuesday outside of Columbia City Hall. The recent laws regulating abortion in Missouri, Alabama and Georgia spurred protests nationwide.
Abortion rights advocates surround Coleman Boyd, left, an anti-abortion supporter, as he tries to disrupt a gathering of rights advocates, Tuesday, at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., during rally to voice their opposition to state legislatures passing abortion bans.
Protesters hold signs as they attend an abortion-rights rally, Tuesday, at the Capitol in Olympia, Wash.
Activists gather in the Utah State Capitol Rotunda to protest abortion bans happening in Utah and around the country, Tuesday, in Salt Lake City. State law makers recently passed a ban on abortions after 18 weeks, but have agreed not to enforce the ban as a court challenge plays out.
Abortion rights advocates rally at the Capitol in Austin, Texas, on Tuesday to oppose state laws recently enacted that impose strict restrictions on abortion.
Marissa Messinger, of Lake View, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans, Tuesday, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa.
Women's rights advocates demonstrate against recent abortion bans, Tuesday, in Philadelphia.