Thousands march in Chicago against Texas abortion ban, joining rallies across the nation
Before Saturday's rally in Chicago, opposing views on the abortion were made known at a "Bans Off My Body" protest at Federal Plaza in Chicago on Sept. 10, 2021. - Antonio Perez/TNS

CHICAGO — About 2,000 protesters who crowded into Daley Plaza began marching Saturday afternoon during an abortion rights rally as American cities across the country planned a day of rallies against a recent abortion ban in Texas. Chicago’s “Defend Abortion Access” event kicked off at noon and was expected to be one of Saturday’s largest reproductive rights events in Illinois, along with one in Springfield and followed by about two dozen others in the suburbs and elsewhere. At least one of those in the Loop plaza by 11:30 a.m. was a man preaching anti-abortion messages and “what the Bible says...