Over 100 people gathered at Chattanooga's Coolidge Park equipped with signs that featured uteruses and slogans like "Bans off Our Bodies" in protest of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Friday overturning the right to an abortion that had been protected for over 50 years by Roe V. Wade.
"I felt really disheartened and sad," Alisha Leavitt said recalling when she first heard the news earlier that day. "Kind of helpless, honestly. I almost didn't come out tonight because it just doesn't seem like there's much we can do at this point. But I think that's a dangerous way to think."
The protest, organized by the Chattanooga Health Advocacy Team, featured around nine speakers who shared their personal stories with the crowd.