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Protests Begin Over Abortion In Downtown Sacramento

Leaked Report Indicates Supreme Court Set To Overturn Roe v. Wade

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Abortion protest in Sacramento outside the federal courthouse in downtown Sacramento.

Late Tuesday evening outside of a federal courthouse, hundreds of people supporting abortion rights gathered in downtown Sacramento angry over a leaked draft opinion that shows the U.S. Supreme Court on the verge of overturning the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Jodi Hicks, CEO and president of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, reportedly told demonstrators outside the courthouse the draft opinion is “a preview of what’s to come, sooner rather than later.”

“We need to fight like hell,” Hicks said at the rally. “Our kids are going to have less civil rights than we had, and we can’t stand for it. And everybody needs to use their voice and ensure that the policy makers that are doing this know that we’ll fight back.”

The Tuesday rally was organized responding to news surrounding the draft Supreme Court opinion, which Politico said it received from a contact "familiar with the court’s deliberations." The draft reveals the justices could potentially strike down Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that found abortion to be a constitutionally protected right - however, no set ruling has been issued at this time.

“We are not going to lose our rights. We are not going to go backwards,” Sen. Monique Limón, D-Santa Barbara told the Sacramento crowd. “At every step of the way, California will be the light. California will move forward. And there is absolutely no way that your voices are going to be silenced.”

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