Thousands attend abortion-rights rallies across NYC

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As New York City gears up for two major abortion-rights rallies planned for Saturday, students and reproductive rights advocates are already making their voices heard.

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- There were two major abortion-rights rallies Saturday in New York City, but students and other reproductive rights advocates are already making their voices heard.

Students at Brooklyn College walked out at noon Friday to rally in support of abortion rights.

They ditched the books in favor of signs and posters, hoping their voices are heard.

Their message was simple: It's a woman's right to choose.

It was one of many protests happening across the city and the country to demonstrate support for abortion rights and urge elected officials to pass legislation to protect abortion access.

Planned Parenthood planned a march across the Brooklyn Bridge Saturday, with thousands participating.

It started at Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, followed by a Welcome Village rally in Foley Square in Lower Manhattan.

In a separate event on Saturday, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights held protests around the country, with its "NYC Flagship Protest" in Union Square.

The demonstrations are all in response to the Supreme Court's anticipated decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Word of the leaked Supreme Court opinion broke the night of May 2 and generated a firestorm of reaction on both sides of the abortion debate.

Map of projected abortion access if Roe v. Wade is struck down:

ALSO READ | Tri-State area reacts to leaked draft of Supreme Court abortion case opinion

Thousands of demonstrators filled Foley Square Tuesday night in protest over a Supreme Court draft opinion that would allow states to ban abortion.


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