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Hundreds rally in Hudson for abortion rights

May 16, 2022 12:55 am

Josh Conner reports for Spectrum News that hundreds of people rallied for abortion rights in Hudson May 14. The "Bans Off Our Bodies" rallies were also held locally in Albany and Kingston, and across the country. “It’s important for people to take notice that women’s voices matter,” Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood CEO Chelly Hegan said at the rally near the group's Hudson location. “And trans voices matter. We are being pushed off to be second class citizens once again in this country and that is not OK.” A leak of a Supreme Court draft opinion two weeks ago revealed the Roe vs. Wade ruling will be overturned this summer. New York's abortion laws will remain in place, but millions of women around the country will have limited health choices. Assemblymember Didi Barrett was among the speakers at the event. Click here to download or play a short excerpt of Barrett speaking May 14 in Hudson. Read more about this story at the Spectrum News website.