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Hundreds gather at state capitol for Rally for Reproductive Justice

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LITTLE ROCK (KATV) -- Tens of thousands took to the streets in D.C. for the third annual women's march on Washington.

Back home in Arkansas, hundreds gathered at the state capitol to rally for reproductive justice.

The rally is normally held on the capitol steps, but because of weather today it was moved inside.

Many expressed the importance of fighting for women's reproductive rights.

"We get featured speakers for issues that we care about, or are really big in our community," said Camille Richoux, chair of the Arkansas Coalition for Reproductive Justice."We get all of our people together, and we set up our advocacy priorities for the year."The rally is always held on the Saturday closest to the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade, the supreme court's decision back in 1973, recognizing a woman's constitutional right to an abortion.

Those with the coalition say the overall goal is to educate and inspire the community as we go into 2019.

Several speakers touched on a range of topics including reproductive justice, health care access, public education immigration and LGBTQ health.

Saturday was the ninth year for the rally.

Hundreds will meet again at the capital Sunday for the annual March for Life.

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