Women’s march draws more than a thousand to Madison on 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

MADISON - More than a thousand protesters filled the state Capitol on Sunday to demonstrate their opposition to last year's landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that

pushed abortion clinics across the state to close and made Wisconsin the epicenter of a national battle over abortion access. Organizers of the National

Women's March picked Wisconsin's capital city for the organization's annual rally to put the state's upcoming Supreme Court race under a political magnifying glass, underscoring

the election's importance to the abortion debate in places like Wisconsin where doctors could face felony criminal charges for performing the procedure now that Roe v. Wade has

been overturned. "We will not be distracted by the drama in D.C. Instead we are sending a clear message to elected leaders and to our base — we are going to

where the fight is, and that is at the state level," organizers of the protest wrote in their message to attendees about why they chose to march on Madison on the 50th anniversary

of the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling. Get daily updates on the Packers during the season. Meanwhile, thousands of people celebrating the U.S. Supreme Court

ruling overturning Roe v. Wade convened in Washington on Friday for the annual March for Life − the group's first demonstration since the Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health

Organization ruling was released, marking a major victory for anti-abortion activists.