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PHOTOS: Protestors show up by the thousands to support abortion rights in Boston

A protester holds up a "Keep Abortion Legal" sign at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a "Keep Abortion Legal" sign at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

Thousands of people showed up to the Boston Common on Saturday to support reproductive rights and make their voices heard.

After the draft opinion from the Supreme Court in favor of overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked to the public, the topic of abortion has gripped and polarized the nation. The Boston Bans Off Our Bodies Day of Action event protests took place in Boston, part of a national effort to defend the right to abortion access. Similar protests were organized across the country on Saturday.

Attendees chanted and held signs under the hot summer-like sun in the Boston Common with multiple speakers, such as Massachusetts Attorney General, and gubernatorial candidate, Maura Healey, addressing the crowds. Here are some images from Saturday afternoon's rally.

A protester holds up a "We Won't Go Back" sign at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a "We Won't Go Back" sign at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey speaks to protesters gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Mass. Attorney General Maura Healey speaks to protesters gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a sign saying "Please Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a sign saying "Please Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sen. Ed Markey speaks to the crowd gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Sen. Ed Markey speaks to the crowd gathered at the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common for the Bans Off Our Bodies rally. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters cheer a speaker at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters cheer a speaker at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters stand in shade of trees near the bandstand at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters stand in shade of trees near the bandstand at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters sit in shade of trees around the bandstand at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters sit in shade of trees around the bandstand at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a sign saying "Choice = Human Rights" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
A protester holds up a sign saying "Choice = Human Rights" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protester Willa Michener holds up a sign saying "I Support Separation Of Church And Court" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protester Willa Michener holds up a sign saying "I Support Separation Of Church And Court" at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters cheer a speaker at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protesters cheer a speaker at the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protester and artist Mary Flannery and a group of friends brought self portraits to the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)
Protester and artist Mary Flannery and a group of friends brought self portraits to the Bans Off Our Bodies rally on Boston Common. (Robin Lubbock/WBUR)

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