More than 500 protests sprouted up across the United States on Tuesday in opposition to the restrictive abortion laws recently signed by Republican governors in Alabama, Georgia, and Missouri. The main protest took place on the steps of the Supreme Court Building in Washington, where Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) lambasted Republican lawmakers for voting for judges who have criticized Roe v. Wade, and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) spoke about her own personal experience with a second-trimester abortion, which would be banned under the new state bills. Multiple Democratic presidential candidates, including Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), were in attendance, as well.
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