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PHOTOS: Abortion rights advocates rally in Austin after Roe is overturned

A crowd holding pro-abortion rights signs.
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KUT
Demonstrators gather outside the federal courthouse in downtown Austin on Friday after the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Thousands of protesters descended on downtown Austin on Friday, hours after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark decision establishing a constitutional right to an abortion in the U.S.

Here are some of the scenes from the march from the federal courthouse to the Texas Capitol.

A woman screaming with her middle finger up and holding a sign that says "My body, my choice."
Patricia Lim
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KUT
Women who seek an abortion will have to go out of state for the procedure. Providers in Texas stopped performing abortions Friday, saying abortion law in the state is unclear at this point.
A person facing a crowd with their back to the camera holding a megaphone and raising their arm
Patricia Lim
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KUT
With Roe overturned, abortion is effectively banned in Texas. A trigger law is set to take place that makes it a second-degree felony “for a person who knowingly performs, induces, or attempts an abortion."
A person has "My choice" written across her chest.
Patricia Lim
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KUT
Nearly 1 in 4 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by age 45, according to a study by the reproductive health organization the Guttmacher Institute.
A crowd of people with their arms raised and middle finger lifted
Patricia Lim
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KUT
Some analysts say the high court's decision Friday could open the door for courts to overturn same-sex marriage and contraception rights.
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Patricia Lim
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KUT
Abortion-rights advocates vowed to keep fighting for reproductive justice ahead of the November elections.
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KUT
The Austin City Council has said it will pass a resolution directing police to de-prioritize citing people for alleged abortion crimes and restricting the city from spending any money to track or investigate abortions.
People walking, carrying a sign that says "We determine our own fate," with the Capitol dome in the distance.
Patricia Lim
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KUT
A spokesperson for Travis County District Attorney José Garza said his office does not plan to try cases of people accused of alleged abortion crimes.

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