People protest Friday evening the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)

Protestors gathered in Springfield’s downtown square Friday night to show opposition to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — and the resulting Missouri “trigger law” that banned abortion in the state.

The protest was organized by the Party for Socialism and Liberation and began at Park Central Square followed by a march to the federal courthouse.

Approximately 300 people listened to speakers and chanted slogans supporting women’s right to choose and opposing the Supreme Court’s decision.

Natalie Rose,15, of Springfield protest outside the United States Courthouse Friday evening. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People gather in Park Central Square to protest the June 24, 2022 US Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
Kathy Willison, center, 70, of Springfield is flanked by other marchers during the walk to the federal courthouse. Willison said she has been protesting in support of various causes since 1968. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People march from Park Central Square to the Federal Courthouse Friday evening to protest. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
A woman dressed as a character from the novel and television series “The Handmaid’s Tale” listens to speakers at the federal building. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
Sydney Gipson, 17, of Ozark protests outside the federal building Friday evening. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People gather outside the U.S. Courthouse Friday evening to protest the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
Katie Shelton, 26, of Springfield, protests in Park Central Square. Shelton is 30 weeks pregnant. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People gather outside the U.S. Courthouse Friday evening to protest the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People gather outside the U.S. Courthouse Friday evening to protest the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)
People gather outside the U.S. Courthouse Friday evening to protest the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe V. Wade. (Photo by Jym Wilson)

Jym Wilson has been making photographs since his early teens. His career in photojournalism began in 1977 as a darkroom technician at the Burlington Free Press in Vermont. In 2015 he left USA Today, where he had been a senior photo editor in the Life department specializing in entertainment coverage for 18 years.
Jym moved to Springfield, MO in 2019 and is looking forward to telling stories to the readers of the Springfield Daily Citizen. Email: jymwil@gmail.com
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