Bans Off Our Bodies protests in support of the continuation of legal and safe abortion took place Saturday afternoon across the country, with thousands gathering at the National Mall in Washington, DC and millions more. other participants in cities across the country.
Led by the Women’s Official Rally, the May 14 rally marks the end of the second week since a leaked Supreme Court draft ruling suggested imminent. The overthrow of the 1973 Roe v Wade decision was imminent. The Senate failed to codify Roe in a rush vote on Wednesday after Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) sided with the Republican Party.
“The Planned Parenthood of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Women’s March, MoveOn and UltraViolet have joined allies in the progressive movement to ensure that millions will campaign across the country to demonstrate that Support for abortion is widely and deeply felt. Together we will send a strong message that access to abortion must be protected and supported. We invite you to join these efforts in this time of crisis. Action needs to be taken now, nationally, not only to show that people support access to abortion, but also to show that we are not going to back down,” said Women’s March.
Ariana Grande, Megan Thee Stallion, Billie Eilish, Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, Olivia Rodrigo and others signed a ‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ ad in support of abortion rights in the US. pic.twitter.com/1ucjfvzAiu
– Pop Base (@PopBase) May 13, 2022
Other groups announced plans to protest outside the homes of conservative judges on Saturday, as they have been doing for weeks. Ruth Sent Us, a grassroots pro-abortion protest group, on Friday posted a tweet urging protesters to meet near the homes of “SCOTUS 6,” listing six conservative judges. of the Supreme Court. Despite outcry from members of the GOP and criticism from some Democrats, those protests were peaceful.
Don’t feel helpless about radical members of the Supreme Court taking away women’s rights.
Join a rally in your area this Saturday, support selected candidates in demand, speak up! #BansOffOurBodies
– Hillary Clinton (@HariesClinton) May 10, 2022
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