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Abortion rights activists hold rally in downtown Las Vegas

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Yvette Fernandez
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Abortion rights activists hold rally in downtown Las Vegas.

Abortion rights advocates held a rally outside of the Foley Federal Building in downtown Las Vegas.

While the leaked draft of the Supreme Court’s decision may not yet be final, advocates ​acknowledge Roe v. Wade, which has been in place for nearly 50 years, will either be overturned or significantly weakened. 

Advocates called on federal lawmakers and the Biden-Harris Administration to act with urgency to protect the right to an abortion.  

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If Roe is overturned, 28 states are poised to enact bans on abortion.  It will remain legal in Nevada. 

Rep. Susie Lee, who was at the rally, said she’s just as concerned about other implications based on how the draft was written. 

"Abortion rights are human rights," she later said. "We're going to keep fighting. Let's get to work.

Lee said eventhough abortion will continue to be protected in Nevada, the state will feel the impact of other states clamping down on access to abortion. 

Shanzay Aslam was one of the speakers at the rally.  She said this will harm already marginalized communities. 

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Yvette Fernandez is KNPR’s daily news reporter and announcer. She joined the station September 2021.