Hundreds march across downtown Orlando for abortion rights

ORLANDO, Fla. — Hundreds of people marched across downtown Orlando in the name of women’s rights.


It is the second-largest demonstration in Orlando since the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

The group is led by state Rep. Anna Eskamani.

They rallied at the federal courthouse and marched all the way to Lake Eola to protest against the overruling of Roe v. Wade.

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Protesters said they are going to keep doing so until something gets done.

This all comes just a day before a Tallahassee judge is expected to publish his ruling, blocking the 15-week ban on abortion in Florida. It became law on Friday.

One woman told Channel 9 that she is worried about the future of her children. She believes independence isn’t happening for women right now.

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“It’s more about being a mother and seeing this happen or being a friend to other people who deserve the right to health care regardless of religious belief,” she said.

Gov. Ron DeSantis said the state plans to appeal the judge’s ruling once it is made official. So just as quickly as it gets skirted back to 24 weeks, it will return to 15 weeks. The case will then go to an appeals court.

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