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Doctors, pro-choice advocates rally in Lexington on 2nd anniversary of Dobbs ruling

This mobile billboard, shown here in downtown Lexington Monday, is part of the Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Fund's statewide campaign against Kentucky's near-complete ban on abortions.
John McGary
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This mobile billboard, shown here in downtown Lexington Monday, is part of the Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Fund's statewide campaign against Kentucky's near-complete ban on abortions.

Monday was the second anniversary of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, and activists and medical professionals rallied in downtown Lexington to discuss problems they pin on Kentucky’s near-complete abortion ban. The event also signaled the start of a statewide campaign by the Kentucky Reproductive Freedom Fund. Ona Marshall is the organization’s founder.

“Kentucky's law is incredibly vague related to when an abortion can be provided to save a patient's life. Why should politicians decide how far a patient's health must deteriorate before a doctor can act?”

Marshall said the campaign will use mobile billboard trucks, rural billboards, and digital ads to spread their message. Some of the speakers at Monday’s rally were OB-GYNS like Dr. Alecia Fields. She said the outcome of the high court’s Dobbs decision has been terrifying to witness.

“I have been forced to sit by and wait until someone becomes sick enough to intervene with basic, necessary care because of these laws. We all deserve so much better.”

In a statement, Kentucky Right to Life said pro-abortion advocates, liberal legislators, and the abortion industry are trying to undo Kentucky’s life-protecting laws.

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John McGary is a Lexington native and Navy veteran with three decades of radio, television and newspaper experience.
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