Iowans Protest U.S. Supreme Court's Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

Photo: Keegan Turnbough

(Des Moines, IA) -- Some Iowans gathered in Des Moines Friday evening to protest the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. The protest with a crowd of more than a thousand people gathered near the Des Moines Schools' central campus.

Around 6:30 pm, the crowd started to march across the Grand Avenue bridge overlooking Fleur Drive towards Governor Reynolds' mansion at Terrace Hill. The crowd filled Grand Avenue, stopping traffic throughout the evening.

At the foot of the mansion of Governor Reynolds', several people delivered speeches, such as Josie Mulvihill.

"This is a very serious day," says Mulvihill. "It's not just about abortion. It's about the right to privacy."

Chants of "My Body, My Choice", "Protect Humans' Rights", "Vote Her Out", and more rang through the area, as the protest returned to its starting point to dissolve. The demonstration was one of several in Iowa, and one of many across the country following the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade.

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