May 16, 2022

All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square

On May 2, Politico reported on a leaked draft opinion from an unidentified U.S. Supreme Court clerk that suggested a majority of the court will vote to overturn the 1973 case Roe v. Wade that legalized abortion.

Since that draft opinion was leaked, rallies all over the country have formed to protest the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Despite the fact that abortion is currently legal in Ohio up to 20 weeks gestation and nine abortion clinics remain open in the state, lawmakers are looking to pass more restrictive legislative in the coming months. In December, Gov. Mike DeWine signed Senate Bill 157, a Republican-sponsored law that, if passed, will track failed abortions, restrict the type of physicians who can work in the ambulatory surgical facilities where abortions are conducted and prohibit doctors working with or affiliated with public medical schools in the state from being a part of abortion clinics, among other things.

Cincinnatians had a chance to protest the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade this past weekend.

On Saturday, May 14, a number of organizations — including Planned Parenthood, the Women's March, Liberate Abortion, UltraViolet, NARAL Pro-Choice America and League of Women Voters — hosted a nationwide protest called "Bans Off Our Bodies."

The Cincinnati protest was held at Fountain Square, where multiple local politicians spoke, including mayor Aftab Pureval and Cincinnati councilman Greg Landsman.
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All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus
All the Photos from Planned Parenthood's 'Bans Off Our Bodies' Cincinnati Abortion Rights Rally at Fountain Square
Photo: Mary LeBus