Rally planned for 'women's equality' in Boston

BOSTON (AP) — A rally is planned in Boston to protest recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions that organizers say reduces access to reproductive health services and birth control and puts women and health care providers at risk.

The rally is scheduled for Tuesday at City Hall Plaza in Boston.

Organizers say the rally is a response to a pair of recent decisions, including one that struck down the Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone law that barred protesters from coming within 35 feet of clinic entrances. Anti-abortion protesters praised the decision, saying they're just exercising their First Amendment rights as they try to counsel women.

The other is a decision that said Hobby Lobby Inc. and other businesses can use religious beliefs of ownership to avoid covering some or all contraceptives in employee health plans.

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