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Dozens protest Roe v. Wade decision in Batavia

BATAVIA, N.Y. (WIVB) — In wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, protests took place here in western New York.

Outside Batavia City Hall, protesters were seen in a rally against the decision, which ended the 1973 rule allowing abortion across the United States.

States are now in control over whether or not abortion is legal. They can now individually decide if they want to allow the procedure, limit it or ban it altogether. In New York, abortion remains legally protected.

No counter protests were seen during the rally in Batavia, where dozens of people came together. A number of local and state leaders have reacted to the Supreme Court’s ruling, with varying responses.

Evan Anstey is an Associated Press Award and Emmy-nominated digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2015. See more of his work here and follow him on Twitter.

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