Thousands rally in America for abortion rights

In the United States, thousands took to the streets in support of National Action Day for Safe Legal Abortion.

Demonstrations took place across the country on Saturday in response to a leaked legal opinion draft that the US Supreme Court was considering overturning a 1973 landmark judgment on abortion. Designed to guarantee.

One of the groups behind the “Bon Hour Bodies” protest on Saturday tweeted, “We have ended our attack on abortion. We are hiking today to make our voices clear and distinct.”

Protesters gathered in New York, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Austin and Chicago, as well as hundreds of smaller events across the country. More than 380 events are scheduled from Maine to Hawaii, organizers said.

“This Saturday, our elected leaders will listen to us, Supreme Court judges will listen to us, and companies that fund anti-abortion benefits will listen to us,” said Sonja Spoo, director of the Advocacy Organization’s Ultra Violet reproduction rights campaign.

“We are ready for this moment, whether it is rallies in the streets or petitions to state officials – it could be anything,” she said.

The march in New York began in Brooklyn at noon local time and was planned to cross the bridge to Foley Square in Manhattan, but thousands of people staged a demonstration in Washington, DC and planned to move to the Supreme Court building.

Leaks of draft views have provoked outrage over the withdrawal of US abortion rights ahead of the crucial midterm elections in November, when Congress was under threat of two chambers of control.

Democrats have been pushing for the codification of abortion rights into federal law to keep Republicans away on the issue of deep divisions ahead of a major election.

The Women’s Health Care Act, passed by the House, guarantees that health professionals have the right to perform abortions and that patients have the right to have them. But earlier this week, Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate weakened efforts to push the move.

Tisha Kimmons, who ran 80 miles (128 kilometers) for a rally in Chicago, said she was concerned about women in states preparing to ban abortions. If she had not had a legal abortion when she was 15, Kimmons said she would probably be alive today.

Kimmons, a massage therapist in Rockford, Illinois, said: “I’m starting to hurt myself, I’m going to die rather than have children.

“We all lost”

Draft opinion contrary to common US opinion: 53% of voters in the new Politico / Morning Consult poll believe that Roy vs. Wade should not be reversed, an increase of 3 points over last week, but 58% said voting in favor of positive candidates.

Republican-controlled states have taken steps in recent months to limit abortion rights and Row v. Reversing Wade gives him more latitude to limit or prohibit abortion procedures.

“If Rowe is knocked down, we will all lose,” tweeted Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of the Women’s March.

She wrote: “Even small conservative towns like Texas like mine are afraid that if a wife has an abortion during pregnancy her health is in danger or her granddaughter is raped, she is at risk of miscarriage. Can’t be contacted.”

She previously tweeted: “If you’re angry with me, please be with us on the streets this Saturday.”

Abortion rights have long fueled activism, but Supreme Court leaks have led to an increase in demonstrations, including outside judges’ homes.

Most peaceful protests from Republicans have been criticized for violating court members’ privacy rights, while activists have responded to years of persistent violent protests outside abortion clinics and in the homes of physicians who provide medical procedures.

Many see the pending Supreme Court ruling as an even bigger attack on privacy.

One protester, Nicky Enfield, told a local CBS TV affiliate, “You can not take my physical autonomy and enjoy your Saturdays at home. You can do one thing or another.”

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