Texans Show Up in Force to Protect ‘Roe’

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On Saturday—two weeks after Politico published a draft Supreme Court draft opinion suggesting that the constitutional right to abortion will soon be vaporized—hundreds of protesters gathered for rally at the Texas Capitol hosted by the state’s leading abortion rights organizations. The mood was defiant, as some sweated and chanted their anger in the unseasonably hot sun, while others huddled beneath the grounds’ shade trees. Congressman Lloyd Doggett and congressional nominee Greg Casar attended and spoke. The Supreme Court is likely to release its opinion on abortion rights next month.

Congressional candidate Greg Casar and Congressman Lloyd Doggett at an abortion-rights protest at the Capitol in Austin. Gus Bova/The Texas ObserverAbortion-rights protesters gather at the Capitol in Austin. Gus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas ObserverCongressman Lloyd Doggett at the abortion-rights protest at the Capitol in Austin Gus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas ObserverGus Bova/The Texas Observer

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