Thousands Of Abortion Rights Activists Rally On Boston Common

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — With temperatures skyrocketing into the eighties on Saturday, thousands of activists flooded into Boston Common protesting the leaked draft opinion of the United States Supreme Court that indicated justices would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The rally was sponsored by the ACLU of Massachusetts, Reproductive Equity Now, and the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund Of Massachusetts, Inc, and featured speakers like Attorney General Maura Healy.

"Women who are denied access to abortion see and experience an 80 percent increase in bankruptcy, in tax leins, in evictions- that figure is astounding. What good does that do for our communities, for our society, for our country? Absolutely no good." Healy said at the rally.

Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Sonia Chang-Díaz also attended the event, and made remarks on Twitter in favor of the rally on the Boston Common.

Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll attended the rally, and spoke on social media about the movement.

The demonstration, a part of the "Boston Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action," was one of many that took place across the country on Saturday, including a rally that was held in Worcester.

WBZ's Mike Macklin reports.

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