Hundreds rally in Paris against Roe v Wade ruling

STORY: The Supreme Court last week overturned the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling, restoring the ability of individual states to ban abortion.

Protesters in Paris marched towards the Eiffel Tower, chanting "Solidarity, with women all over the world," holding up hangers or placards with slogans like "My body = my decision".

The protesters, mostly women of all ages, were also joined by men.

"When women are harmed, it's all humanity that is harmed," teacher Kisito Massengo said.

The U.S. Supreme Court's decision sparked worldwide demonstrations of solidarity with American women.

In France, activists and some lawmakers have urged enshrining the right to abortion in the French constitution.

Abortion was legalized in France in 1975, pushed by President Valery Giscard d'Estaing's feminist health minister Simone Veil.