Women’s March in South Bend two years after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

NOW: Women’s March in South Bend two years after the overturning of Roe v. Wade

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Monday marked two years since the U.S. Supreme Court Overtuned Roe V. Wade, ending women’s constitutional right to an abortion after five decades.

A women’s march was held in downtown South Bend today, in support of women’s reproductive rights at Hunt Place right outside the Morris Performing Arts Center.

Protestors said they were standing in solidarity with other women across the country to share stories of their own and information with one another.

Many wore red as part of the national call for solidarity, and green bandanas, an abortion rights symbol in Latin America, while holding said that read “abortion is healthcare”.

They would like to see women all around the world have safe access to birth control, IVF treatment, and the right to choose.

“So, we’re out here to really keep the energy and momentum up to have people recognize that reproductive rights, women’s reproductive rights, and women’s rights in general and rights over our bodies are very important,” said Dawn Turpin, who organized the event for the first time along with Donna Pangburn.

While there weren’t pro-life counter protests a representative of the pro-life group, Right to Life Michiana said their work is still far from done two years after the monumental decision.

“Two years following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we’ve seen a lot of progress made, but in many ways, the challenges we face are greater than ever,” said Antonio Marchi, the executive director.

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