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Abortion-rights opponents rally outside Missouri Supreme Court as SCOTUS hearings begin

Opponents of abortion rights rallied outside the Missouri Supreme Court Wednesday in support of overturning Roe v. Wade.

The Supreme Court of the United States began hearing arguments Wednesday morning regarding the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization case, a Mississippi law that would ban almost all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy

The Overturn Roe rally was organized by 40 Days for Life, an anti-abortion rights organization, and saw more than 100 protestors.

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and other state lawmakers were in attendance.

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