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Yesterday marked a national day of protests in light of states’ proposed abortion bans across the country. More than 500 rallies were held in front of statehouses and in town squares and courthouses. Organizations like the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, and NARAL encouraged folks to take action by joining together to fight as one. Cory Booker, Ayanna Pressley, and Kirsten Gillibrand were some of the politicans who spoke to the revved-up crowds. Here are some of our favorite (and most badass) signs from the numerous events that summed up our feelings from the last few weeks. 

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We won’t go back. #StopTheBans


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Across the country, there is a wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access. This particularly affects people of color and low-income communities. Activists gathered in Foley Square to protest the recent abortion bans and demand reproductive freedom. . . #abortion #stopthebans #abortionrights #abortionban #abortionisawomansright #abortionishealthcare #abortionisnotmurder #abortionisnormal #abortionisaright #healthcare #womenshealth #womenshealthcare #reproductivejustice #reproductiverightsarehumanrights #reproductivehealth #women #smashthepatriarchy #thefutureisfemale #pussygrabsback #mybodymychoice #prochoice #feminism #intersectionalfeminism #womensrights #reproductiverights #womensrightsarehumanrights #nastywomen #activistny #documentaryphotography #photojournalism

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Proud to stand in solidarity with women. #prochoiceandproud #abortionisaright #stopthebans #azleg


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Top photo: Screenshot from CBC News

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Gretchen Sterba is an editorial intern for BUST. She recently graduated with a B.A. from Columbia College Chicago with a double major in magazine journalism and creative nonfiction. Her most profound accomplishment is getting a Michael Scott tattoo. Follow her on Instagram at @gretchensterba

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