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Where Roe v Wade protests, celebrations are planned in

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Demonstrations are springing up around the country after the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization overturned Roe v. Wade, sending the decision on the legal right to abortion back to individual states to decide.

Abortion is still legal in Michigan, due to an injunction that is preventing a 1931 law that makes the procedure a felony from taking hold once again.

In Michigan, protests are planned across the country both against and in support of the decision. The biggest ones are likely to be in Detroit and Lansing, but activists in small towns are also planning gatherings, vigils and more.

Some of the events around Michigan include:

Detroit

A protest in support of abortion rights is planned in front of the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit, 231 W. Lafayette, beginning at 5 p.m. More than 150 people have already indicated they intend to attend the event, according to a Facebook event from the Michigan Coalition for Reproductive Liberation.

There is another abortion rights protest planned for Palmer Park in Detroit at the same time. That one, put together by Planned Parenthood Advocates of Michigan, is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at 910 Merrill Plaisance in Detroit. Rep. Rashida Tlaib is expected to attend, as are several progressive community groups.