More than 4,000 people attended the Planned Parenthood Alliance Advocates Alaska rally in Anchorage this past Saturday, making it the largest abortion rights event the nonprofit has ever held, according to its director. The Delaney Park Strip event was also the largest rally in Alaska against the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade to date.
Other planned events in Fairbanks, Homer and Juneau held in response to the Supreme Court ruling saw around 1,000, 400 and 200 people, respectively.
“It was just so wonderful to see so many people so actively ready to take action and be in this fight together and learn from each other,” said Rose O’Hara-Jolley,
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