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On Saturday, July 9th, a crowd of nearly 1,000 gathered, in spite of the rain, as part of the “We Dissent!: A Rally for Abortion Rights” event, hosted by Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, ACLU of WV, Women’s Health Center, and WV FREE. The rally brought people together to hear personal abortion stories, share resources and take action. WVCAG and many others were there to show support and solidarity.
News coverage can be found at:
WSAZ – https://wchstv.com/news/local/abortion-rights-rally-draws-large-crowd-at-state-capitol.
WV Gazette Mail – https://www.wvgazettemail.com/news/health/photos-hundreds-rally-for-abortion-rights-at-capitol/article_0b778d72-a88f-5f44-bd9b-af24c52abe37.html
Women’s Center of WV’s full event livestream can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/100050180032943/videos/3256547561296412
WVCAG’s short livestreams can be found here:
Opening of the We Dissent! A Rally for Abortion Rights at the State of West Virginia Capitol Building, Sat from 2-4 PM. – https://fb.watch/edkauYDcmw/
March – https://fb.watch/edk7QGBgeX/
After the Women’s Rally at the state capitol Saturday, which turned out around 1,000 protesters, many left their signs in front of the Governor’s Mansion as their calling cards. – https://fb.watch/edk5efCSlY/
Photos from the event:
PDF copy of the WV Gazette-Mail article:Gazette page on Jul 9th protest in WV