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Abortion-rights protestors gathered in downtown Cleveland after the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

The protest began at 1 p.m. at Willard Park with additional protests making their way throughout downtown Cleveland.

CLEVELAND — A day after the announcement of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, protestors continued to gather in Cleveland to voice their opinion on the ruling that ended constitutional protections for abortion. 

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Protestors gathered at the Free Stamp in Willard Park located off of Lakeside Avenue at the Decision Day Action in Cleveland: We Won’t Go Back rally. 

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The organized protest was put on by the Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus and Mobilize the Vote. 

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The event features numerous speakers in downtown Cleveland, including the following:

  • Ohio Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Cheryl Stephens
  • Executive Director of Pro-Choice Ohio, Kellie Copeland 
  • Ohio State Representative Monique Smith 
  • Ohio State Representative Nicki Antonio 
  • Ohio State Representative Shayla Davis

On the event's website, organizers released the following statement prior to the rally: "We must organize to sound an undeniable alarm to emboldened local lawmakers that they cannot further erode an already insufficient right to abortion and sexual and reproductive healthcare for so many."

Protests made their way into Downtown Cleveland as the afternoon went on. 3News reporter Emma Henderson documented the protests as they were happening.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The video above previously aired on 3News on June 24, 2022, when 3News' Stephanie Haney explained how the United States Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade impacts abortion rights in Ohio. 

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