BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio)— Around a thousand people gathered in Franklin Park Saturday afternoon for a rally in support of abortion rights.
This rally was one of hundreds held across the country ahead of the Supreme Court reconvening to hear a case from Mississippi challenging Roe v. Wade. Rep. Ayanna Pressley, who spoke at the event, said she believes abortion is healthcare.
"It should be accessible to all no matter where you live or how you show up in the world," Pressley said.
Attendees of the rally included both women and men, with many carrying signs. Mary Russell of New Hampshire attended the rally and spoke with WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) about why she decided to attend the rally.
"The larger question of rights for women to control their own body is at stake throughout this country," Russell said. "We need to gather together and remember our strength and remember the cause we're working for. It's for our lives and it's for our own freedom."
This rally comes after Texas last month signed into law one of the country's strictest abortion laws that bans abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
WBZ's Suzanne Sausville (@wbzSausville) reports from Franklin Park.