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Pro-choice advocates exercised their freedoms this Independence Day

A women's rights rally happened in downtown Huntsville on Independence Day.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — On this year's Independence Day in America, many people rallied in Huntsville angry over the Supreme Court's recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

Pro-choice advocates say they are not feeling the independence as the right to choose to have an abortion is being banned in many states including here in Alabama.

“You got all of the money, you got all the power,” chanted a pro-choice advocate from the top of the Madison County Courthouse steps.

Britney Rixse, a pro-choice advocate, said she attended the last pro-choice rally bur this one feels even more significant. 

"We're even more angry, they're not stopping at Roe and they've already proved that they're not."

She fears the Supreme Court will take away her right to marry her same-sex partner as well as other rights.

"Our right to have children…I'm tired of it."

One anti-abortion advocate was at the rally to counter-protest. 

"I'm happy to see that the supreme court was able to turn the legislative authority back to the states where it belongs," Tyler said.

Tyler shared why he is against abortion.

"That human life is worthy of protection because god says so….we're going to be held accountable as individuals for our choices and what we did." 

Rixse said this is only the beginning of the fight for reproductive rights and she will continue to attend protests and, "scream at the top of my lungs."

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