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Utahns rally for reproductive rights at the Women’s March event on the steps of the Capitol

On Saturday, Democrats and activists spoke to a crowd of about 200 about reproductive health policy.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

Utahns gathered on the steps of the Utah Capitol on Saturday to rally for reproductive rights.

The event, organized by Women’s March Utah 2.0, was intended to encourage a “blue wave” within Beehive State for the November midterm elections, according to its Facebook page.

Darlene McDonald, the Democratic candidate challenging Republican Representative Burgess Owens in Utah’s 4th congressional district, and State Representative Angela RomeroD-Salt Lake City, addressed a crowd of about 200 at the rally.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People pose for a photo after a rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Musician Mel Soul performs at a rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Darlene McDonald, Democratic candidate for Utah’s 4th congressional district, speaks at a rally and march for reproductive rights and health a leading question, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 1. 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) Utah State Rep. Angela Romero, D-Salt Lake City, speaks at a rally and march for rights and health in reproduction a leading issue, at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City on Saturday, October 8. 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) A rally and march at the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) People march around the State Capitol in Salt Lake City in support of abortion rights on Saturday, October 8, 2022.

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