CHICAGO (WLS) — Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue will make their voices heard in Chicago on Saturday, marking one year since the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down federal abortion protections.
The video above is from a previous report.
Anti-abortion advocates will gather at 11 a.m. in Federal Plaza to commemorate one year since the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.
A counter-protest by pro-abortion rights activists will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the same location to rally against anti-abortion legislation.
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Currently, 20 Democratic-leaning states have protected abortion access, while more than a dozen Republican-led states have or are pending abortion restriction policies.
President Joe Biden on Friday signed an executive order aimed at preserving access to contraception.
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