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Photos: 'Bans Off Our Bodies' rally in downtown L.A.

LA Times logo LA Times 5/14/2022 Irfan Khan
Women gather for an abortion rights rally in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © Provided by LA Times Women gather for an abortion rights rally in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

Thousands of people took to the streets across the Southland on Saturday as part of a nationwide effort to protect abortion rights in the aftermath of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion overruling the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision. The Women’s March Foundation said it received more than 50,000 sign-ups for the “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally outside Los Angeles City Hall, which began at 10 a.m.

Participants at an abortion rights rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles outside City Hall carry signs that read, "I'm with her" and "Bans off our bodies." (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Participants at an abortion rights rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles outside City Hall carry signs that read, "I'm with her" and "Bans off our bodies." (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Katie Villegas, 42, attends an abortion rights demonstration outside L.A. City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Katie Villegas, 42, attends an abortion rights demonstration outside L.A. City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Natalie Torres, 29, takes part in an abortion rights rally in front of City Hall on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Natalie Torres, 29, takes part in an abortion rights rally in front of City Hall on Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Jean English, 67, lets her sign — "Fighting for 50 years. We won't go back." — speak for her at an abortion rights rally in front of L.A. City Hall downtown. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Jean English, 67, lets her sign — "Fighting for 50 years. We won't go back." — speak for her at an abortion rights rally in front of L.A. City Hall downtown. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) A packed crowd with participants holding signs at an abortion rights rally downtown in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) A packed crowd with participants holding signs at an abortion rights rally downtown in front of Los Angeles City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Abortion rights supporters heckle Ricardo Torres, center, an antiabortion evangelist, at a rally in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Abortion rights supporters heckle Ricardo Torres, center, an antiabortion evangelist, at a rally in downtown Los Angeles in front of City Hall on Saturday. (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times) Carrie Worthen, 55, wearing a symbolic hanger around her neck, jots down her support for abortion rights on a banner at a rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times) © (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times) Carrie Worthen, 55, wearing a symbolic hanger around her neck, jots down her support for abortion rights on a banner at a rally Saturday in downtown Los Angeles. (Irfan Khan/Los Angeles Times)

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