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Roe v. Wade: Thousands attend a pro-choice rally awaiting Supreme Court final decision

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Thousands of people took part in abortion rights rallies across the country. They gathered in large groups in New York, Washington, Chicago and Los Angeles.

In Texas, thousands more turned out to support Band Off Our Bodies rallies in Dallas, Austin, Galveston and downtown Houston. The pro-choice rallies come in anticipation that the Supreme Court’s final decision on abortion may be announced on Monday.

Earlier this month, a draft Supreme Court opinion was leaked that proposed overthrowing Roe V. Wade, which would lead to a statewide overhaul of abortion rights and push the decision back to the states.

“With this political leak, we expect that to go through. We expect Roe v. Wade is sadly being tipped so now we put it on the politicians, it’s time for you all to do more,” said Imari Reynolds. a member of a grassroots group, Social Justice Solutions, dedicated to black empowerment and black women protection.

Counter-demonstrators were also present at both rallies this Saturday.

Amy O’Donnell of the Texas Alliance for Life says members of the organization have been present at similar rallies from the Texas capital to Washington DC in the coming weeks.

“That could happen as early as Monday,” O’Donnell said, “it could happen by the end of June and we know we’re waiting week-to-week, but we’re cautiously optimistic.”

Reynolds said pro-choice protesters also plan to continue gathering if and when the final decision is released.

“The community support that has come out today has been fantastic,” said Kyle Button, a Pro Choice Rally competitor. “There needs to be more people, more men, coming out and supporting us because we can do what we want with our bodies, women should be able to do that too.”

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