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Hundreds gather at Boone County Courthouse to rally following Roe V. Wade decision

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Over one hundred people came out to the Boone County Courthouse to rally following the overturn of Roe V. Wade.

A Columbia woman expressed how angry she was when she found out the news but she says the fight isn't over.

"I don't think it's over, I think people are going to come out and protest... they're going to show up, they're going to support organizations, they'll donate and they'll vote. Hopefully, this won't be the reality for long," Ricki Roscoe.

Missouri has put an end to abortions, which is stirring up angry conversations in the community. 

Abortion protests have sparked nationwide from abortion supporters. In Boone County, hundreds of people came out to rally today. Groups such as Women's March, COMO for Progress, Mid-Mo People for Reproductive Rights, and several other women still fighting for their rights. 

Volunteers and organizers wore rainbow bandannas.

Moving forward abortion rights will be determined by states unless Congress acts and women who still seek abortions will be forced to travel long distances. 

One woman spoke out against abortions.

"First of all, it's constitutional. Okay, our constitution does not give anyone the right to abortion, our constitution actually doesn't give a right to health care. It doesn't address that kind of thing. Our constitution says the state has that authority. The federal government should never have their hand in it, to begin with," said Columbia resident, Bonnie Lee.

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