The protests called across the country come as a response Leakage in the press of a draft final decision containing the highest judicial body in the United States, with a conservative majority, Roe will consider reversing V. Wade of 1973, which guaranteed legal access to abortion across the country.
United States: Possible termination of abortion rights sparks protests
“We speak today to say this loud and clear: don’t touch our bodies,” tweeted the Women’s March, one of the protest organizations.
Protesters gather outside Manhattan Federal Courthouse during a rally for abortion rights. — Photo: Associated Press
Around 450 demonstrations are planned across the country., with major marches scheduled in Washington, New York, Chicago, Austin and Los Angeles. In the capital, the demonstration is scheduled for 2:00 pm local time (3:00 pm Brasilia time) and will take place at the Supreme Court’s headquarters. At least according to the organizers 17,000 people.
Protesters on the National Mall in Washington. — Photo: Associated Press
Possible annulment of the case law of Roe v. Wade could appear in the November midterm election, in which control of both houses of Congress will be at stake. Democrats are taking steps to codify abortion rights into federal law, an attempt to undermine Republicans on a deeply divisive issue ahead of the election.
The Women’s Health Protection Act, passed by the House of Representatives, guarantees health professionals the right to abortions and patients the right to enjoy them. However, Republicans in the Senate declined to vote on the measure earlier this week.
A protester holds a sign reading “Protect Row We Wed” in Chicago this Saturday (14). — Photo: Associated Press
In addition, GOP-controlled states have been trying to restrict abortion rights in recent months, and reversing the 1973 ruling would provide more freedom to restrict or restrict the procedure.
The legislative result, however, is generally not in line with the public opinion of Americans: a new poll by the website Politico and the company Morning Consult indicates that 53% of voters think Roe v. Wade should not be turned over. Furthermore, 58% consider it important to vote for a candidate who supports access to abortion.
(with information from AFP)