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Abortion rights activists plan protests on National Mall

Abortion rights activists are planning a demonstration on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday with an estimated 17,000 attendees.

Organizers of the “Bans Off DC” event are calling for “mobilizations” across the country “to demonstrate that support for abortion is widely and deeply felt.”

“Together we will send a strong message that abortion access must be protected and supported,” the organizers said in an online announcement.

The event is being hosted by several organizations, including the Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

The event is in response to the leak of a draft majority opinion by the Supreme Court which would overturn Roe v. Wade.

“This is an unprecedented leak from the court that, if true, would reverse nearly 50 years of precedent and explicitly end federal constitutional protections for abortion,” the announcement stated.

The leaked opinion has mobilized abortion rights activists

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