Washington (AP) — Demonstrators faced with a Supreme Court ruling that could overturn the constitutional rights of abortion, using a coast-to-shore rally on Saturday to express anger and before Aim to mobilize to the battle of.
According to the organizers, more than 380 events will be held from Maine to Hawaii, with the largest rally in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York and other big cities.
In the capital of the country, activists gathered at the Washington Monument and planned to march to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by safety fences.
Tens of thousands of people were expected at the “Bansoffour Bodys” event, providing an exit for anger and frustration for abortion activists after the Supreme Court’s draft was leaked. The ruling suggested the Roe v. Wade case It will be turned over.
“If it’s the fight they want, it’s the fight they’ll get,” said Rachel Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March.
Opinion polls show that most Americans want to maintain access to abortion, at least in the early stages of pregnancy, but the Supreme Court seems ready to give the state final decision.
If that happens, it is expected that approximately half of the predominantly Southern and Midwestern states will promptly ban abortions.
Teisha Kimmons, who traveled 80 miles to attend a rally in Chicago, said she was afraid of women in the state who were ready to ban abortion. She said she might not be alive today if she had not had an abortion when she was 15 years old.
“I had already begun self-harm, so I had better die than have a baby,” said Kimmons, a massage therapist in Rockford, Illinois.
Future High Court decisions in Mississippi proceedings could invigorate voters and shape future midterm elections.
Kimmons, 46, said she believes she needs to focus on these races. “Women’s lives depend on it, so we have to vote for pro-choice politicians,” she said.
Nurse Kjirsten Nyquist agreed on the need for a vote.
“It’s just as important to vote in every small election, just like in the federal elections,” said Nyquist, who puts his one-year-old daughter in a stroller, holds her three-year-old daughter’s hand, and walks to a Chicago rally. Said.
Saturday’s rally was held three days after the Senate failed to collect enough votes. Codify the Roe v. Wade case. Sponsors included Women’s March, Move On, Planned Parenthood, UltraViolet, MoveOn, SEIU and other organizations.