Abortion rights activists rally for abortion justice throughout the country

Protesters attend the Rally For Abortion Justice on October 2, 2021 in Washington, DC.

(CNN)Thousands of people across the United States are marching today in support of reproductive rights as the most restrictive anti-abortion bill yet went into effect in Texas last month.

Abortion rights activists are gathering at more than 600 marches across the US, holding placards and banners that read, "My mind, my body, my choice" and "Legal abortion for health and life," as they demand reproductive freedoms.
The "Rally for Abortion Justice" marches follow the anti-abortion bill in Texas that bans abortions after six weeks -- before many women know they have conceived -- with no exceptions for rape or incest.