PEORIA Ill. (WMBD)– After the overturn of Roe V Wade, the American Civil Liberties Union was hoping to spread awareness for women’s rights.

The peaceful protest met on the corner of University and Main Street, with nearly 100 locals in attendance.

ACLU’s President Kristen Meierkord was thrilled with the turnout, “It’s great to have this kind of turnout, we just have to keep the momentum up” said Meierkord

Many of the people in attendance said they have been personally affected by the supreme court ruling that came last week. Alesha Scott is a mother who said this issue is one she thinks about for her and her daughter.

“The fact that I am being told what to do by my country on a daily basis, that my medical care, that my decisions for my body, my daughter, and her body, for my nieces and sisters, that hurts,” said Scott.

To learn about the ACLU protests as well as abortion rights, click here.