10 Women's March events planned for Arizona on Oct. 2

By Vaughan Jones
Published: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:18pm
Updated: Friday, October 1, 2021 - 1:30pm

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Demonstrators dressed as characters from "The Handmaids Tale"
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Demonstrators dressed as characters from "The Handmaids Tale" at the Women's March at the Arizona Capitol on Oct. 17, 2020.

On Saturday, women’s marches for reproductive rights are planned across the country.

Marches are planned for 10 towns and cities in Arizona, including at the state Capitol in Phoenix, Armory Park in Tucson and the Flagstaff City Hall.

The planned marches are a response to the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling to uphold Texas’s ban on abortion, which organizers say is the next step in overturning Roe v. Wade.

Abortion has also been a recent topic in Arizona courts, where judges are blocking portions of a bill that would bring felony charges against doctors who knowingly terminate a pregnancy based on genetic abnormality.

More than 600 marches, as well as virtual events, are planned all over the United States.

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