Groups Plan 'We Are Women' Rally At Capitol

By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher
By: AP, Posted by Chris Fisher

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Organizers are hoping for a turnout of at least several hundred people Saturday for what they're calling a rally for women's rights in Topeka.

The ``We are Women'' event will begin at the Statehouse. From there, participants will march to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Similar rallies are taking place around the country Saturday. Sponsors in Kansas include Planned Parenthood, the state chapter of the National Organization for Women and the American Civil Liberties Union.

The rally comes as Kansas legislators consider a bill giving greater legal protection to health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions or dispensing abortion-inducing drugs. Critics believe the legislation would limit access to birth control.


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