WF student organizes downtown protest of Texas abortion law
WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - People took to the streets of downtown Wichita Falls chanting against the latest Texas abortion law that makes it illegal to perform the procedure after six weeks of pregnancy.
During the march, a number of women shared their own personal experiences with abortion. One thing they all agreed on was that women should have a choice as to what to do with their own bodies.
“They [men] have no idea what it’s like to have that responsibility -- to be able to carry a child and have to take care of it. Regardless of if a man were to stay with a woman he got pregnant, it’s ultimately her responsibility and her body that’s being impacted by it,” said Megan Peters, one of the organizers of the women’s march.
The march was one of thousands that took place nationwide to stand up for women’s rights. Peters says she did not expect such a large turnout locally, but said it makes her proud that she does not have to stand alone.
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