'Our choice': Thousands rally in Madison for #BiggerThanRoe abortion rights protest
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Crowds across America rallied today, both for and against abortion rights to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of Roe V. Wade.
Their message is that this is bigger than Roe, and that what happens now will change the future for generations to come.
As the debate over abortion access continues, thousands filled the streets of Madison on Sunday, Jan. 22 -- waving signs and chanting, demanding a women's right to choose before ending at the state Capitol.
"Chills everywhere, it's unbelievable. Unreal. It was just like no other feeling you know, you just feel your rights completely taken away," said one protester.
This comes as Wisconsin's Supreme Court seat is up for grabs.
"When we cast our votes and decide who will sit on the Supreme Court of Wisconsin," said another protester.
Organizers choosing to protest in Madison, putting the race under a national magnifying glass.
If the seat is filled with a pro-abortion rights candidate, the state abortion ban could be overturned.
"These are the people that get to decide whether the 1849 abortion ban stands," said a protester.
Senator Tammy Baldwin also making her voice heard -- posting that we must continue to fight until every woman in America has the right to make her own decisions.
"Ain't no power like the power of the people cuz the power of the people don't say what," said Senator Tammy Baldwin.
Abortions were legal in Wisconsin until the US Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade last year -- turning the policymaking back to the states.
Abortions have not been available in the state since the ruling.
"I believe that this is not only for today, but this is for our future generations, and the future is female," said a protester.
These rallies come just days after the National March for Life against abortion.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court election will be held on April 4.