(KWWL) -- Like much of the country, eastern Iowa saw its share of Women's Marches on Saturday.
Activists marched through the downtown areas and neighborhoods with a message of protecting abortion rights for women.
Dozens marched in Waterloo, chanting phrases like "we will vote" and "my body, my choice." Protesters carried signs demanding continued access for abortion while stopping outside the congressional offices of Republicans Senator Chuck Grassley and Congresswoman Ashley Hinson.
It was a similar scene in Cedar Rapids as demonstrators gathered at Green Square Park as the US Supreme Court is poised to hear arguments on abortion rights. Oral arguments are expected to be a major case this term for the high court.
Events like these "Rally for Abortion Justice" marches come as the most restrictive anti-abortion bill yet went into effect in Texas in September. The law bans abortions after six weeks which is before many women know they have conceived with no exceptions for rape or incest.