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Bernie Sanders: "We have to do everything we can" to defend abortion rights

Senator and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders just showed up outside the Supreme Court at the abortion ban protest.

“The right for a woman to control her own body is a fundamental constitutional right,” Sanders told CNN. “And we have got to do everything we can to defend.”

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Protesters in Philly: "My body, my choice"

Protesters with signs reading “Abortion is Healthcare” and “Vote Them Out,” and chanting “my body, my choice,” have gathered in downtown Philadelphia to protest the recent abortion bans.

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Note: Pennsylvania is not in the handful of states that recently passed abortion ban legislation. Its governor, Democrat Tom Wolf, recently announced he would “veto any anti-choice bill that lands on my desk.” The rally is one of many being held across the country.