#StopTheBans anti-abortion protests

Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., speaks at an abortion-rights rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. It was part of a day of action nationwide to protest a wave of state laws restricting abortion.
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Last month, thousands came out to protest the abundance of anti-abortion bills that have been recently passed. More than 400 #StopTheBans protests took place across the country on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.



This year, eight states have already passed restrictions on abortions. Several are pushing for so-called “heartbeat bills” that would ban abortions once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which happens around 6 to 8 weeks (before many women even realize they are pregnant). Alabama has criminalized nearly all abortions and the only clinic offering abortions in Missouri is at risk of being shut down.


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