Protesters gathered in New York, Washington, D.C. and other U.S. cities Saturday to march for legal protections of abortion 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 nationwide day of action to push back against states imposing restrictions on abortion. Numerous cities across the country will also hold rallies, including Chicago, Dallas and others.
A protester at the New York City "Bans Off Our Bodies" march says women stand in solidarity around the country.
Bans Off Our Bodies pro-life demonstrator says part of a mother's duty is adjusting a child until they can survive
Thousands of pro-choice activists from different corners in America descended on Washington, D.C., on Saturday for the "Bans Off Our Bodies" event organized by a coalition of groups including Planned Parenthood and the Women's March.
Welcoming activists to the nation's capital, Rachel Carmona, executive director for the Women's March, warned this will be a "summer of rage" as she spoke at the event held on the National Mall.
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The New York City branch of the pro-choice "Bans off Our Bodies" march featured speeches from prominent politicians and clear unhappiness with at least one Democrat senator.
Sens. Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, both D-NY, joined Saturday’s march in New York City and chanted "Stand Up, Fight Back" to protect abortion rights, as well as "Hands Off Our Bodies."
Schumer told Fox News Digital he wasn't doing any more interviews, Gillibrand said it was important to establish "how politicized the Supreme Court has been," starting with documenting previous statements by the court to the effect that the court has referred to Roe v. Wade as "established precedent," which the court has stressed should be given "weight and due respect."
New York City Mayor Eric Adams, when asked if he supported limits to abortion told Fox News, "No, I think that women should have a right to choose for their bodies, men should not have the right to choose how women treat their bodies."
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