SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Congress Park in Saratoga Springs and City Hall in Glens Falls are two locations to host Planned Parenthood events on Friday night, in reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court’s vote overturning Rove v. Wade and ending federal abortion rights protections. The gatherings are two of several organized by Planned Parenthood groups across the state.

The public is invited to join for a vigil for the protection of abortion rights from 8-9 p.m. at Congress Park in Saratoga Springs. No advance sign-up is required. In Glens Falls, visitors are asked to arrive at 8 p.m. for a vigil at City Hall on Ridge Street.

The Supreme Court decision on Friday, fueled by its current Conservative majority, is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half of the 50 states. In New York, Gov. Kathy Hochul has expressed outspoken support for the continued protection of safe abortion access within the state.

The Congress Park and Glens Falls City Hall gatherings on Friday night are among several organized by Planned Parenthood across New York. The full list of vigils includes:

  • Glens Falls
    • City Hall, 42 Ridge Street
    • 8 p.m.
  • Ithaca
  • Mineola
    • Nassau County Courthouse; 262 Old County Road
    • 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
  • New York City
    • Union Square; E. 14th St. and Union Square West
    • 8-9:30 p.m.
  • Newburgh
    • Downing Park
    • 7:30 p.m.
  • Saratoga Springs
    • Congress Park; 268 Broadway
    • 8-9 p.m.

Other events are set for next week. They include:

  • Corning
    • Monday, June 27
  • Kingston
    • Tuesday, June 28
    • YWCA of Kingston; 209 Clinton Ave.
    • 6-7 p.m.

Those seeking to support abortion rights through Planned Parenthood may do so in several ways. The organization accepts donations online, and also contains a list of abortion funds that provide resources to those in need of reproductive healthcare.