Thousands rally across US to safeguard abortion rights

Thousands have taken to the streets in the US in support of a national day of action for safe and legal access to abortion.
The nationwide demonstrations on Saturday are a response to a leaked draft legal opinion showing the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority is considering overturning Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling that guarantees abortion access nationwide.
We’re done with attacks on abortion. We’re marching TODAY to make our voices loud and clear,” read a tweet from the Women’s March, one of the groups behind Saturday’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests.
Protesters gathered in New York, Washington-DC, Los Angeles, Austin and Chicago, as well as at hundreds of smaller events across the country. All in all, more than 380 events are scheduled from Maine to Hawaii, organisers said.

Al Jazeera’s Gabriel Elizondo reports from Washington, DC.

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