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PHOTOS: Hundreds protest for abortion rights in Austin amid Roe v. Wade ruling

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Hours following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that guaranteed a constitutional right to an abortion, on Friday, about 1,000 people gathered in Republic Square with signs calling for change.


The rally, organized by the group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Texas, started at the federal courthouse on Republic Square on Friday at 5 p.m. before the crowd marched to the Texas Capitol. More protests are expected to ensue over the weekend.

People showed up with all types of signs like Mindy Moffa holding up, "Keep your filthy laws off my silky drawers."

Austin joined cities across the country that saw protests for a women's right to an abortion after the ruling.

According to a recent UT poll, 78% of Texas voters support abortion access in most cases.

Sabrina Talghade and Sofia Pellegrini held up signs directed at Texas laws. A Texas trigger law will ban all abortions from the moment of fertilization, starting 30 days after the ruling. When state legislators passed the trigger law last summer, it also passed laws for more protection of firearms, including the right to open carry without a permit.

Lili Enthal of Austin yells as around 1,000 Texans marched to the Texas Capitol.

From the Texas Capitol, Zoe Webb lets her voice be heard against the Supreme Court ruling.

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