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Kansas City women join march for reproductive rights

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Jodi Fortino
KCUR 89.3
Chanting "abortion rights, now," hundreds of Kansas Citians protested restrictive abortion laws taking place across the country.

Several metro demonstrations joined more than 600 nationwide in support of abortion services.

This year's annual Women’s March included two in Kansas City and one in Independence. The theme this year was to support a women’s right to reproductive health.

A number of states including Missouri and Kansas are looking to severely restrict or abolish a women's right to an abortion. The U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing a Mississippi case that some fear could overturn Roe v. Wade.

Reale Justice Network director Justice Gatson observes, "Women are extremely up in arms, men as well, anybody who cares about this issue, because it is very critical. This is one of the things that I really tried to impress upon folks at the march in my speech, is how dire this moment is right now."

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