Thursday, August 18

Abortion rights protests start across US after Roe v. Wade overturned


WASHINGTON — Protesters assembled outside the Supreme Court, took to the streets in large cities and gathered in town parks Friday to protest a historic ruling from the high court that ended the constitutional right to abortion

An emotional crowd of hundreds carried signs and chanted “My body, my choice” at the steps of the Supreme Court as protesters grappled with news that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was struck down after five decades.

Similar crowds took over streets and marched in cities large and small, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City.

Amid the protests, some anti-abortion activists heralded the day as a cause for celebration. Some even rallied outside abortion clinics and sparred with protesters. 

President Joe Biden said the ruling puts women across the country in danger, but asked for those who gather in protest to remain peaceful. 




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