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Hundreds gather at abortion-rights rally on U of M campus

The Supreme Court's draft opinion leak sent shockwaves through communities across the nation, prompting multiple protests and rallies.
Credit: David Peterlinz, KARE 11

MINNEAPOLIS — Hundreds of people have gathered outside the Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs on the University of Minnesota campus Wednesday evening for an abortions-rights rally after a leaked draft opinion indicated that the U.S. Supreme Court intends to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The draft opinion, first published Monday night by Politico, was authored by Justice Samuel Alito, a member of the court’s 6-3 conservative majority. 

At this point, Roe has not been overturned and abortion is still legal at the federal level, however, the leak sent shockwaves through communities across the nation, prompting protests and rallies.

The rallies started nationwide Tuesday, including one at the Minnesota State Capitol in St. Paul, and another outside the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Minneapolis. Officials with Planned Parenthood, Women Winning, UnRestrict Minnesota and other abortion rights groups led the rally.

On Wednesday, people who gathered outside the Humphrey School began marching toward Sen. Amy Klobuchar's office.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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