Signs of the times: What protesters are carrying at Saturday’s abortion rights rallies in Southern California

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Anybody who participates in a march or rally is sending a message just by being there, but many choose to carry signs to make their beliefs known. Here are some of the signs that Southern California News Group photographers saw on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at abortion rights rallies across Southern California.

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried creative signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Sabrina Minjares dressed in a Handmaid’s Tale outfit at a...

    Sabrina Minjares dressed in a Handmaid’s Tale outfit at a Bans Off Our Bodies rally in Claremont in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 14. (Photo by Javier Rojas/ Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

  • Some of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Some of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally confront anti-abortion protestors following the event at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs and shouted for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Stephanie Collins and her 4 year-old daughter, Emerson at a...

    Stephanie Collins and her 4 year-old daughter, Emerson at a Bans Off Our Bodies rally in Claremont in support of abortion rights on Saturday, May 14. (Photo by Javier Rojas/ Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

  • Speakers on stage talk to the thousands of people attending...

    Speakers on stage talk to the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs and shouted for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • There were no shortage of signs carried by people attending...

    There were no shortage of signs carried by people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally held at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried creative signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • There were no shortage of signs carried by people attending...

    There were no shortage of signs carried by people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally held at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022.(Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • These canines came with their own signs as thousands of...

    These canines came with their own signs as thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally also carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Thousands of people attend the Bans Off Abortion rally held...

    Thousands of people attend the Bans Off Abortion rally held at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. Speakers included Rep. Katie Porter and Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis among others. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried creative signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried creative signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs and shouted for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried creative signs for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • This canine came with its own sign as thousands of...

    This canine came with its own sign as thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally also carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Suzanne Blau of Santa Ana wears her sign on her...

    Suzanne Blau of Santa Ana wears her sign on her mask as she and thousands of others attend the Bans Off Abortion rally for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off...

    Many of the thousands of people attending the Bans Off Abortion rally carried signs and shouted for women’s rights at Centennial Park in Santa Ana on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Mark Rightmire, Orange County Register/SCNG)

  • A Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally in Downtown Los...

    A Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Many people carried signs showing support during a rally to...

    Many people carried signs showing support during a rally to preserve abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • From left Judy Hess, Maureen McNair and Jeanette Collins all...

    From left Judy Hess, Maureen McNair and Jeanette Collins all protested in the 70’s for women’s right to chose and are still fighting during rally to preserve abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • From left Alejandra Alvarado and Nancy Avila during a supports...

    From left Alejandra Alvarado and Nancy Avila during a supports rally to preserve abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Women right to chose supports rally to call for preserving...

    Women right to chose supports rally to call for preserving abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at the Benjamin Franklin Stage near Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Many people carried signs showing support during a rally to...

    Many people carried signs showing support during a rally to preserve abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Joan Bean stands out in a crowd with her sign...

    Joan Bean stands out in a crowd with her sign during a supports rally to preserve abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • From left Lyla Sandoval, 6, with Judy Hess and Maureen...

    From left Lyla Sandoval, 6, with Judy Hess and Maureen McNair who protested in the 70’s for women’s right to chose during ra ally to call for preserving abortion rights and the Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973 by the U.S. Supreme Court at Riverside City Hall in Riverside on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Terry Pierson, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG)

  • Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally in Downtown Los Angeles...

    Bans Off Our Bodies Abortion Rally in Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, May 14, 2022. (Photo by Drew A. Kelley, Contributing Photographer)

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