Dozens Of Groups Will Participate In Nationwide #StopTheBans Protests

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Dozens Of Groups Will Participate In Nationwide #StopTheBans Protests
More than 50 organizations are taking part in the protests against multiple new state laws banning abortion.
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Dozens of groups will participate in demonstrations across the country Tuesday to protest multiple new state laws banning abortion. 

More than 50 organizations are taking part in the #StopTheBans protests, including Planned Parenthood and the ACLU. Protests are scheduled to start at noon local time in almost every state. 

The #StopTheBans website says: "We will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe and punish women."

Last week, Alabama's governor signed a controversial bill that bans abortion at any stage of pregnancy unless the woman's life is at risk or the fetus has a "lethal anomaly."

Georgia's governor signed a bill earlier this month that effectively bans abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which is usually about six weeks into pregnancy.

Several states, including Mississippi and Ohio, also have so-called "heartbeat" laws. And legislatures in other states are considering adopting similar legislation.

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.