CHICAGO (CBS) — Saturday marked one year since U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed away.

Activists came together for the occasion to speak to issues about which Ginsburg was passionate – including reproductive rights.

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“She helped to usher in an era of greater equality for which we may not even realize the gains,” said Jill Lexier of the National Council of Jewish Women.

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The Illinois Handmaids and other activists said Ginsburg’s death – and the appointment by President Donald Trump of Justice Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court afterward – made the fight to protect reproductive rights more urgent.

The activists pointed to the vote two weeks ago that let Texas’ new abortion law to stand.

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That law bans abortions after six weeks.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff