Abortion rights protesters rally inside Ohio Statehouse

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Abortion rights protesters rally in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The protest came a day before the Senate Health Committee was scheduled to hear a bill that would ban abortions in Ohio in the event of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision.

Abortion rights protesters rally in the Rotunda of the Ohio Statehouse on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, in Columbus, Ohio. The protest came a day before the Senate Health Committee was scheduled to hear a bill that would ban abortions in Ohio in the event of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision. (AP Photo/Andrew Welsh-Huggins)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — More than 100 abortion rights protesters have rallied inside the Ohio Statehouse and briefly entered the Senate chamber.

The protesters chanted and carried signs, first outside the Statehouse, then in the Rotunda, then in the Senate.

State troopers escorted the protesters from the Senate chamber, where lawmakers had just adjourned their Tuesday session.

Groups organizing the protest included Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, the Ohio Women’s Alliance, and Planned Parenthood.

The protest came a day before the Senate Health Committee was scheduled to hear a bill that would ban abortions in Ohio in the event of a U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

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