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ByABC7 Chicago Digital Team

Saturday, June 24 2023 13:45

It's been almost 1 year since the Supreme Court's abortion ruling

CHICAGO (WLS) — Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue will make their voices heard in Chicago Saturday, marking one year since the Supreme Court's decision to overturn federal abortion protections.

The video above is from a previous report.

Anti-abortion supporters will gather at 11 a.m. at Federal Plaza to mark one year since the overthrow of Roe v. Wade.

A counter-protest from pro-abortion rights supporters will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the same location to challenge the anti-abortion law.

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Currently, 20 Democratic-leaning states have protected access to abortion, while more than a dozen Republican-led states have restrictive abortion policies in place or are pending.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order Friday aimed at maintaining access to contraception.

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