MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — More than 600 marches were planned across the country Saturday in support of reproductive rights, including in Minneapolis.
The largest rally is expected in Washington, D.C., but hundreds are also expected at a march in Minneapolis.
It’s part of a National Day of Action. Women and allies plan to rally for what organizers say is to protect and expand access to abortion in Minnesota.
“I don’t want the government telling me how to control my body,” Peggy Trost, of Duluth, said. “This is ridiculous. Men and people in Congress, we’re supposed to have a separation of church and state and they’re putting laws on our body.”
The event began at the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden at 11 a.m., and also moved into Loring Park.
The nationwide marches come after the passage of what some are calling the nation’sforcing people to flee Texas in search of clinics elsewhere, and some of those clinics say they can barely meet the new demand.
Hundreds also gathered at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court returns to the bench to start a new term. One of its biggest cases on the docket will be a bid by Mississippi to enforce a law banning abortions after 15 weeks.