Women Gathered At Massachusetts State House For "Bigger Than Roe" March

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — "We won't go back, we will fight back," women dressed in 70's attire chanted at the Bigger Than Roe, National Day of Action rally on Sunday.

Hundreds of women gathered outside the Massachusetts State House with signs in hand to march for women's reproductive rights on the 50th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade ruling.

"We want full bodily autonomy, we want women to have the human rights that they deserve to control their own bodies, we want people to have access to the healthcare that they need," Sam Jandl, an event organizer, told WBZ's Suzanne Sausville.

Photo: WBZ NewsRadio \ Suzanne Sausville

One speaker at the event is part of a group of women that go around Massachusetts to share their own illegal abortion stories before the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.

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"My group is the Bad Old Days Posse," said Susan Etscovitz, an event speaker. "Our stories are pretty horrific, the stories of women of color and lesser economic means are deadly," she said.

The group's mission is to communicate what life was like for pregnant women before Roe. v. Wade and share their fears for women since it was overturned last year.

One attendee was seen sitting on the side with a sign that read, "I should be studying for finals but I have to fight for my rights instead."

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