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‘Keep your laws off my body’: Signs from the Women’s March

Demonstrators participate in a women's march for abortion rights in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021. A nationwide march for abortion rights on Saturday offers an early test of Democratic enthusiasm in the post-Trump era.STEFANI REYNOLDS/NYT

Thousands of protesters filled the streets across the country on Saturday to demand support for reproductive rights in response to a new Texas law that effectively makes most abortions in the state illegal.

And, as with many large demonstrations, there were a plethora of signs.

Slogans such as “Keep your laws off my body,” “Texas won’t make a 12-year-old wear a mask to school but they will force her to have a baby,” and “Fight for women’s rights” permeated the marches, as demonstrators put their political stances -- and in some cases, considerable wit -- on placards to help make their voices heard. Below are just a few examples of the memorable signs from Saturday’s marches.

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A girl held a sign as protesters took part in a rally for abortion rights in New York Saturday. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images



Demonstrators participated in an abortion rights march outside the Texas state Capitol building in Austin Saturday. ILANA PANICH-LINSMAN/NYT
Demonstrators rallied in Austin. ILANA PANICH-LINSMAN/NYT
Protesters rallied in New York Saturday. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images
Demonstrators took to the streets in New York Saturday. KENA BETANCUR/AFP via Getty Images
The rally in Washington, D.C.ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images
Crowds gathered in New York. Yana Paskova/Getty
A rally in New York. Yana Paskova/Getty
Demonstrators in New York. Mary Altaffer/Associated Press
Demonstrators marched in Chicago. Mark Capapas/Associated Press
Demonstrators in New York. Mary Altaffer/Associated Press
Demonstrators in Daley Plaza in Chicago. Mark Capapas/Associated Press
A demonstrator in Chicago carried a sign with a picture of late Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg. Mark Capapas/Associated Press
A sign in Washington, D.C.Leigh Vogel/Getty Images for Women's March