Bay Area joins nation in protesting abortion bans

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In the South Bay, hundreds of demonstrators in San Jose joined other people in the Bay Area and nationwide to rally against recent abortion laws. 

Advocates of the group called “Stop The Bans” rallied outside San Jose City Hall on Tuesday. 

They carried signs calling for the protection of safe, legal abortion. 

Bans on abortion have been making their way through state legislatures across the U.S. 

Last week, Alabama’s governor signed the strictest abortion law in the nation.

It would make abortion illegal in almost all cases, including rape and incest. 

It’s just one of many bans prompting protests

“Making sure that Planned Parenthood and all our of our hospitals and clinics can keep their doors open to a full set of services and reproductive health care is critical,” said County Supervisor Cindy Chavez. 

Supporters of the abortion bans are hoping to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Roe. v. Wade. 

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