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USAbortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday

18:40  21 may  2019
18:40  21 may  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Hundreds of # StopTheBans rallies were scheduled across the nation Tuesday as supporters of abortion rights vented frustrations fueled by a string of state

Hundreds of # StopTheBans rallies were scheduled across the nation Tuesday as supporters of abortion rights vented frustrations fueled by a string of state laws aimed at restricting access to abortions . The ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America were among sponsors of the national day of

Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday© Provided by USA TODAY, a division of Gannett Satellite Information Network, Inc.

Hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies were scheduled across the nation Tuesday as supporters of abortion rights vented frustrations fueled by a string of state laws aimed at restricting access to abortions.

The ACLU and NARAL Pro-Choice America were among sponsors of the national day of action featuring demonstrations in every state, most starting at noon local time.

"We'll be joining marches from coast to coast in today's national day of action," the ACLU said in a statement. "Politicians, take notice: If you come for our reproductive freedom, you'll have to get through ALL of us."

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Abortion Rights Activists Are Rallying Across The US Against State Bans05/21/2019www.buzzfeednews.com. Hundreds rally at U.S. Supreme Court, calling state abortion bans 05/21/2019www.reuters.com. Across The Country, Protesters Rally To Stop States'

Hundreds of abortion rights supporters rallied for nearly two hours outside the supreme court Demonstrations were planned across the US on Tuesday in defense of abortion rights , which .@SenGillibrand attends # StopTheBans rally in DC: "[President Trump] apparently wants to have a

Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Ohio and Mississippi recently approved legislation that would restrict access to abortions in their states. Kentucky and Missouri are among states considering action.

Supporters are hoping that the Supreme Court, with the addition of conservative justices appointed by President Trump, will back the measures and reverse or weaken the court's landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.

Abortion rights supporters plan hundreds of #StopTheBans rallies across nation Tuesday© Butch Dill, AP Protesters for women's rights march to the Alabama Capitol to protest a bill to ban abortion that passed last week , Sunday, May 19, 2019, in Montgomery, Ala.

The issue drew national attention last week when Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a ban on abortions that provides no exceptions for rape or incest.

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RNC chair says she personally opposes Alabama abortion law

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# StopTheBans Actions. This Tuesday , May 21st at noon local time at statehouses, town squares, and courthouses across the Across the country, we are seeing a new wave of extreme bans on abortion , stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access.

Supporters of # stopthebans rally in Rodney Square Tuesday afternoon at a protest hosted by the ACLU of Delaware. They were protesting a new wave of extreme bans on abortion and attempts to gut Roe v. Wade. Jennifer Corbett, The News Journal.

"This legislation stands as a powerful testament to Alabamians' deeply held belief that every life is precious and that every life is a sacred gift from God," Ivey said.

President Trump, however, was among those unwilling to support the bill. Trump said rape and incest should draw exceptions.

Days later, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp approved a ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, typically six weeks into a pregnancy. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson is expected to sign legislation as soon as this week that would ban abortion after eight weeks.

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"Speak out and fight back to protest the wave of recent abortion bans," former secretary of state and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said in a #StopTheBans post on Twitter.

NARAL said more than 450 events were planned. Since 2010, states have passed more than 400 restrictions on abortion care, the advocacy group said.

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol

Hundreds protest Alabama's abortion ban at state capitol Hundreds of demonstrators marched to the Alabama Capitol on Sunday to protest the state's newly approved abortion ban, chanting "my body, my choice!" and "vote them out!"The demonstration came days after Gov. Kay Ivey signed the most stringent abortion law in the nation— making performing an abortion a felony in nearly all cases unless necessary for the mother's health. The law provides no exception for rape and incest. "Banning abortion does not stop abortion. It stops safe abortion," said Staci Fox, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Southeast, addressing the cheering crowd outside the Alabama Capitol.

Tuesday 's # StopTheBans demonstrations began with hundreds gathered outside the US Supreme Court in Washington, DC. Just arrived at the # StopTheBans abortion rights rally happening at Terry Schrunk Plaza, across from City Hall. There’s a pro-choice llama here!

Abortion rights supporters gather in cities across Michigan to protest bans. Michigan crowds protested laws across the United States, including a Hundreds listen as abortion rights activist and former president of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards speaks during an abortion rights rally at

"Our right to abortion is under attack," NARAL said. "This is all part of a nationwide assault aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade."

More: Abortion bills at nexus of national debate among states

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Hollywood giant Netflix, which has a $155 billion market cap, will "rethink" its "entire investment in Georgia" should an anti-abortion law take effect, Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said in a statement obtained by TheWrap. "We have many women working on productions in Georgia, whose rights, along with millions of others, will be severely restricted by this law," Sarandos said. "It's why we will work with the ACLU and others to fight it in court. Given the legislation has not yet been implemented, we'll continue to film there — while also supporting partners and artists who choose not to. Should it ever come into effect, we'd rethink our entire investment in Georgia.

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