From New York to Hawaii, Abortion Rights Advocates Rally to ‘Stop the Bans’

Abortion rights advocates flood state capitols, town squares and courthouses around the country in an organized day of rallies fueled by fury over a wave of state legislations aimed at restricting access to safe abortions.

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Abortion-rights activists rally against Georgia's so-called "heartbeat" bill at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The recently-passed bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Women's rights advocates demonstrate against recent abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Philadelphia.
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Viva Ruiz of abortion-rights group "Thank God For Abortion" takes part in a rally in front of the Middle Collegiate Church in the East Village of New York on May 21, 2019. Demonstrations were planned across U.S. cities on Tuesday in defense of abortion rights, which activists say are under attack.
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Abortion-rights activists rally at Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., to protest new state bans on abortion services on May 21, 2019.
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August Mulvihill, of Norwalk, Iowa, center, holds a sign during a rally to protest recent abortion bans, Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the Iowa Statehouse in Des Moines.
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Abortion-rights activists rally against Georgia's so-called "heartbeat" bill at the Georgia State Capitol building, on May 21, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The recently-passed bill would ban abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
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Several hundred people rally in support of abortion rights Tuesday, May 21, 2019, near the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri. Rallies around the country come as Missouri and Louisiana advance closer to final approval of laws constraining women's ability to terminate pregnancies, following passage of restrictions in Georgia, Alabama and Ohio.
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Abortion rights advocates rally in front of the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta to protest new restrictions on abortions that have been passed in Georgia, May 21, 2019.
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Karina Provost leads a chant during a rally in support of abortion rights Tuesday, May 21, 2019, in Las Vegas.
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Abortion-rights activists protest at the Louisiana Capitol, where lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban abortion as early as six weeks of pregnancy, on, May 21, 2019, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The bill is nearing final legislative passage.
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Protestors gather at the median on Broad and Locust against high-profile anti-abortion laws recently enacted by states like Alabama, Georgia and Ohio.
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Supporters of abortion rights rally against recently passed restrictions on abortions in the Statehouse rotunda on May 21, 2019, at the Nebraska Capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. More than 350 people filled the Capitol as part of a national campaign to build momentum for their cause in the 2020 election.
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