Hochul attends rally for abortion rights

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Gov. Kathy Hochul joined hundreds of women to march for abortion and reproductive rights in Albany on Saturday.

After the recent law passed in Texas, hundreds of women came out to stand in support of a woman’s rights to choose. The Texas law went into effect on Sept. 1 and effectively bans women from getting an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy.

Hochul spoke about how women’s rights are being threatened in many states across the United States. She has been a long-standing supporter of women’s rights and says this ongoing battle needs to end.

“The fight that was a fight when my mother was in her thirties, the fight that was a fight when I was in my thirties myself, and is still a fight today when my daughter Katie is in her thirties. I am sick of fighting abortion rights. It’s a settled law in the nation, and you are not taking that right away from us. Not now, not ever,” said Hochul.

More than 600 marches took place in cities across the United States.