Protest in Rochester over leaked Supreme Court draft decision planned

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — A local group is planning a rally in Rochester this weekend in response to the prospect of Roe v. Wade, which guarantees abortion access federally, being overturned by the Supreme Court.

A draft decision of the Supreme Court’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case was leaked for the first time in history earlier this week. Supreme Court Justices still have about a month before the decision is final during which they could change their votes.

The draft decision would effectively undo Roe v. Wade, meaning that individual states would have the ability to set their own laws about abortion. New York lawmakers have said that abortion access will not change for New Yorkers if this happens.

Planned Parenthood of Central and Western NY said local organizers and elected officials will join them at Parcel 5 on E Main Street starting at 11 a.m.