State groups rally at Marshall for abortion rights

Groups from around the region converged on Marshall University’s campus this afternoon to rally for abortion rights.

More than 100 participants and almost 15 different groups from around the state attended the rally on Marshall’s campus. Their mission was to alert young female students about the possible attack on the right to obtain an abortion in the state. Pam Van Horn is the Public Affairs Director for WV Planned Parenthood.

“We wanted to make sure that the young people here at Marshall University were aware of what was going on because this age group is the one that is most specifically affected by anything that may take away their freedom to make reproductive decisions,” Van Horn said.

Other groups like the WV Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Fairness West Virginia took part in the rally.