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Abortion rights supporters are demonstrating in Barbourville this evening

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Ryan Payne

A march is taking place in southeastern Kentucky to show support for those who would be affected if Roe V. Wade is overturned. The event will start on front lawn of Union College in Barbourville. The march will then move through downtown to city hall. Ryan Payne is an organizer of the march. She said the event will address more than just abortion.

“Information on what could happen if Roe V Wade is overturned, what are the possible repercussions of that not just for reproductive health, but also other precedents that, you know, could be overturned as well.”

She said they want to make sure people know they are not alone.

“To make sure people know there are groups and individuals in southeast Kentucky that do want to make sure we do have our rights and that we can get the healthcare that we need.”

Payne said they’re also marching for privacy, access to healthcare, and to support marginalized people in southeastern Kentucky.

In addition to the march there will also be a teach in, either at city hall in Barbourville or at the Ugly Mug coffee shop. Payne says their goal is to educate and to stand with those who could be impacted should the Supreme Court overturn Roe V. Wade.

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