Abortion Rights Supporters Reflect on Two Years Since Roe v. Wade Overturned

On the second anniversary of the Dobbs ruling that overturned abortion rights, activists across the nation gathered to reflect, protest, and advocate for reproductive freedom. The decision, which marked two years since the U.S. Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, has ignited passionate discussions about bodily autonomy, access to care, and the future of reproductive rights.

Voices of Frustration

Gail Thomas, a young mother in 1973, never anticipated that she would need to rely on Roe v. Wade. However, when she later chose to have an abortion, she felt no regrets—only strength. Now, she stands alongside around 40 other men and women in front of the First Unitarian Church of Hobart, expressing their frustration and determination. Michelle Borrell, secretary for the church’s Faith in Action committee, emphasizes the importance of voting and individual agency over our own bodies.

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The Fight for Reproductive Rights

Julie Storbeck, president of Indiana NOW, challenges the crowd: “The State of Indiana owns your body right now. Are you OK with that? Hell no. Nine people elected by no one have full determination over whether you live or die.” The fight for reproductive rights continues, with activists marching, chanting, and demanding change. As they gather, they know that showing up to vote is crucial—they’re standing up for all of us.

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