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Abortion rights protest planned for Tiffin following death of Roe v. Wade

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Tiffin, Ohio — Protesters are set to gather in Downtown Tiffin this weekend following the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that ended the constitutional right to abortion.

A pro-choice rally has been scheduled for Saturday, July 2 beginning at 11 a.m. at the Seneca County Joint Justice Center, 117 E. Market St., Tiffin. For more information, visit the event page on Facebook here.

The planned demonstration comes as similar protests have taken place in cities large and small across the nation, including Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Toledo.

President Joe Biden on Friday called for Congress to pass laws protecting abortion rights, and urged voters unhappy with the high court’s ruling to “keep all protests peaceful. Peaceful, peaceful, peaceful.”

“It’s a sad day for the country, in my view, but it doesn’t mean the fight’s over,” Biden said. “Let me be very clear and unambiguous: The only way we can secure a woman’s right to choose, the balance that existed, is for Congress to restore the protections of Roe v. Wade as federal law. No executive action from the White House can do that.

“And if Congress, as it appears, lacks the votes to do that now, voters need to make their voices heard. This fall, we must elect more senators and representatives who will codify a woman’s right to choose into federal law once again, elect more state leaders to protect this right at the local level.”

Following a motion filed Friday by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, abortion is now illegal in Ohio after six weeks of pregnancy, before many are aware they are pregnant.

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