Dozens attend abortion rights protest in downtown Marquette

All of the protesters voiced their disapproval and frustration over the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade
Pro-choice advocates gathered on the corner of Third and Washington Streets in Marquette on Saturday for a peaceful protest.
Published: Jun. 25, 2022 at 5:58 PM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The reaction to the Roe v. Wade decision was heard Saturday in the Upper Peninsula.

People gathered at the intersection of Third and W. Washington streets to express their anger, frustration, and disappointment over the Supreme Court’s ruling.

Most of the attendees held signs, while others dressed like Handmaid’s Tale characters and shouted chants through bullhorns. One protester, Georgia Hummell, who is a sophomore at Marquette Senior High School, expressed how important and personal this issue is for her.

“If we take away women’s rights to abortion, then what’s next? If we take away women’s rights to abortion, it can also be killing women,” said Hummell. “If we take his away and a woman is going to die giving birth, what’s next?”

Some men attended and stood with the women. The protest was peaceful with cars honking in support of those in favor of reproductive rights.

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