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Lawrence community members rally downtown for abortion rights

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The same day that the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade — the landmark ruling that guaranteed abortion rights nationwide — a few dozen Lawrence community members rallied downtown.

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Nothing has changed in Kansas, and those who need access to an abortion can still get one, but that could change on Aug. 2, depending on voters. Read all about that at this link.

Protests were taking place all across the country after the court’s opinion — leaked and published last month, but still unofficial — was released Friday.

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August Rudisell/Lawrence Times Rosemary Chapin, of Lawrence, holds a “Vote No” sign and wears a T-shirt that reads “I’m here for my grandchildren” during the pro-abortion rights rally.

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