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Today, staring before 11:00 a.m., in high humidity and with the temperature in the 90s, hundreds of individuals gathered in Mill Creek Park near the entrance to the Plaza in Kansas City, Missouri to rally in support of reproductive rights.

Several hundred lined the sidewalks facing the streets with their picket signs. Hundreds more constantly, also with signs, streamed further into the park for a rally and to hear speakers.

The reaction from passers by was overwhelmingly supportive (this is Kansas City). There was an unending chain of car horns and shouts of solidarity and raised fists from those in the passing cars.

There have been a number of similar demonstrations scheduled across Missouri over the past few days.

There were, of course, scores of creative and informative protest signs. A personal favorite:

“[Eric] Schmitt is a Fascist doosh”

“Regulate your dick”

“I object”

“Mind your own uterus”

“Keep your politics off of my uterus”

“Regulate Dick, not Jane”

“WTF is going on?”

“Keep your fucking laws off of my body”

“Hey patriarchy, get your religion off my body”

“Abortion is a human right”

“Abort the court”

“My body, my choice, my life, my voice”


Pro-choice Demonstration – Sedalia, Missouri – June 30, 2022 (June 30, 2022)

They want to believe they’re winning, but know they’re losing again (July 1, 2022)

Pro-choice Demonstration – Johnson County Courthouse – Warrensburg, Missouri – July 2, 2022 (July 2, 2022)

Pro-choice Demonstration – Jefferson City, Missouri – July 3, 2022 (July 3, 2022)

Heartland POD: The 4th of July (July 4, 2022)