A group of pro-abortion demonstrators gathered in Huntsville on Saturday to join in the "Women's Wave" day of events taking place in cities around the country to protest abortion restrictions ahead of the midterm elections.

Organized nationally by the Women's March, a little more than 100 people assembled at Huntsville's Big Spring Park, chanting pro-abortion slogans and discussing which candidates to vote for in the midterm election on November 8, according to WAAY31. A group of anti-abortion counter-protestors was also in attendance.

The pro-abortion crowd helped register people to vote while emphasizing the importance of reversing the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, which returned the issue of abortion back to the states to decide.

Abortion in Alabama is virtually banned, with limited exceptions, such as to save the life of the mother. Following the Court's ruling, Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall said, "Any abortionist or abortion clinic operating in the State of Alabama in violation of Alabama law should immediately cease and desist operations."

According to WHNT, Huntsville City Councilwoman Frances Akridge has voiced support for a resolution that could lessen the impact of the law by diverting city and law enforcement resources away from investigating pregnancy results. Several protesters at Saturday's rally added their signatures to support the measure.

The resolution will be presented at the next Huntsville City Council meeting on October 13.

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