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Bans Off Our Bodies abortion rights march in Boise

Thousands of Idahoans gathered in front of the Idaho Capitol Building on May 14, 2022, to attend the Bans Off Our Bodies abortion rights rally. The event was organized by Planned Parenthood, the ACLU of Idaho, Add the Words Idaho and other groups. (Christina Lords/Idaho Capital Sun)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.