Hundreds protest abortion bans, show support for Illinois reproductive rights bill at Federal Plaza rally

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DePaul University freshman Sara Awaleh was in her dorm room last week when one of her friends attending school in Birmingham, Ala., texted a group chat, “Hey, check the news.”

Awaleh, 18, remembers the chat with her high school friends from Normal, Ill., rapidly became a whirlwind of anger and worry as they reacted to news that Alabama had signed a law making nearly all abortions felonies.

“I was pissed, to say the least,” Awaleh said. “I’m someone who has a uterus and I’m worried about Roe v. Wade. I don’t want my rights or my autonomy for my body infringed upon.”

So on Monday, Awaleh and her classmates joined hundreds of others at Federal Plaza downtown, where protesters carried pro-abortion rights signs and some dressed up as the women forced to bear children in Margaret Atwood’s dystopian book “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

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May 20, 2019 at 09:03PM

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