NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Hundreds of protesters marched on Saturday in New York City against what they say are setbacks to equal rights and reproductive rights for women.
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Protesters marched from Washington Square down Broadway to Foley Square.
They chanted “Not the church, not the state, women must control their fate.”
Brenda Reiss says she was taking part in the protest because of efforts in several states to restrict access to abortion and contraception. She says women “will not be shoved back in the kitchen barefoot and pregnant.”READ MORE: Hempstead's Effort To Revitalize Downtown, Transit Hub Starts With Community Policing Unit On Mountain Bikes
Protesters included actress Martha Plimpton, star of television program “Raising Hope.”
Plimpton tweeted that it was “a beautiful day for yelling at the government.”
Police reported no arrests.
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