In a replay of the 1960’s…..
Americans’s are taking to the streets……
This time to protest the actions of 5 individuals that will try to move woman’s ‘Rights’ to lawmakers in each state….
More than 380 marches and events to rally for abortion rights are planned across the country Saturday, in the first big effort since a draft of a Supreme Court opinion indicated the high court may overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that established a constitutional right for the procedure.
The main events are planned for New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, with many events kicking off in the late morning and early afternoon. The aim is to pressure state and federal lawmakers to safeguard abortion rights, organizers said.
The Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization by the end of June. A leaked draft of its decision indicated the court would overturn Roe v. Wade. The court confirmed the draft’s authenticity and said it wasn’t final.
If the court overturns Roe, about 22 states are poised to ban or severely restrict the procedure, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a policy group that tracks abortion law and supports abortion rights. More than a dozen states including California and New York, meanwhile, have passed state laws strengthening access to abortions….
The events are being organized by a variety of reproductive rights and labor groups including Planned Parenthood, UltraViolet, Women’s March, MoveOn and the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU…..
“You have to be visible if you want your side of the story to be told,” Ms. Cascio said. “That’s why we show up.”…..
The protests have the blessing of ex-President Obama….
Former President Obama is encouraging people to participate in nationwide abortion rights protests on Saturday, saying he was “proud” that Americans were standing up for abortion righs.
Protests in Washington, D.C., and across the country are planned on Saturday amid fears that the Supreme Court is about to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision establishing abortion rights in every state. A leaked draft decision obtained by Politico suggests the court will overturn the ruling this summer.
“Across the country, Americans are standing up for abortion rights—and I’m proud of everyone making their voices heard. Join a march near you,” Obama tweeted, including a link to a slew of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests all over the U.S….