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Women's Freedom March in Boulder was 'just the beginning,' organizers say

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Posted at 5:01 PM, Jul 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-09 19:16:07-04

BOULDER, Colo. — Hundreds of people marched through the streets of downtown Boulder Saturday in protest of the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

"Just to see the support today was everything," Jessica, who attended the rally, said.

She and others were among the crowd that came to a stop at the Boulder County Courthouse, stunned by the court's reversal.

"Total shock and disbelief," Rebecca said. "This couldn't happen. When did this happen? How did this happen?"

Saturday's rally happened about two weeks since the high court's decision and follows other rallies around the metro, including Denver's.

Debbie Pope, CEO of YWCA Boulder County and chair of the Women's Collaborative of Boulder County, said the movement isn't slowing down anytime soon.

"We're going to keep doing this until we get where we need to be going, which is federal legislation, and ensuring that every woman in every state and every pregnant person has the rights that we have right now in Colorado," she said. "If anyone has ever seen what women can do when they organize, you will know that this is just the beginning."

Jessica and Rebecca remain hopeful and even have plans to organize their own rallies to get their message across to those who they say need to hear it the most.

"I just think that we're going to be trotting along slow and steady on this one until we get this turned around," Rebecca said.