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Montreal is protesting a "major retreat" on the right to abortion in the United States.

Many protesters wore black clothes and black armbands as a sign of mourning.

Dressed in a fictional character of the novel Handmaid's Tale, a protester takes part in a pro-choice protest outside Palais de Justice on Sunday June 26, 2022. The protest was in response to the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade on Friday.
Dressed in a fictional character in the novel's handmade story The protesters participated in a pro-choice protest outside the Palais du Justice on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The protest was in response to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe V. Wade on Friday. Photo: Pierre Obendrauf/Montreal Gazette

In the heat of Sunday, about 300 people were in the court of Montreal. Appeared inprotests Friday's decision by the US Supreme Court to overturn the decision to establish a constitutional right to abortion.

The decision to withdraw the Roe v. Wade case, a 1973 Supreme Court ruling that established the right to abortion, rolls back individual citizenship and the law. About abortion entrusted to individual states to enact. In more than 20 states, abortion is banned, severely restricted, or will soon end as a result of a ruling.

Most of the protesters at the Sunday event were women and most were young, but there were men and older demonstrators. Placard with messages such as "Moncorps, mes choix / My body my choice", "Keep your law off our body", "Ni pape ni jugenimé decinnicon joint: c'est aux femmes de décider" (c'est aux femmes de décider) And many posters were posted. Not a pope, a judge, a doctor, or a partner: it's up to the woman to decide).

Many protesters wore black clothes and black armbands as a sign of mourning. Some people had wire hangers and even painted hangers on placards. Protester Sandra Cordero had a wire hanger printed with the message "loin de l'utérus, près du placard" and showed where she believed she should have a wire hanger. Hangers are a dangerous and potentially deadly way to induce an abortion.

Last week's decision does not affect Canadians, but protesters have expressed concern and in some cases furious that Americans will struggle to access the services they need. increase. "All women around the world are being attacked," according to a Supreme Court ruling. One speaker said.

Organized by Fédération du Québecpourle planning des naissances (FQPN) and several other organizations to make people visible "women, transmen, non-binary people in the United States, and solidarity with these people." Now have to be recreated to do so. "

The event will take place on Sunday afternoon at other county offices in the state, including Quebec City, Sherbrook, and Troyes Rivieres. It was held. Another protest took place in Halifax.

For Caro Dupeyras, Friday's Supreme Court ruling represents a "major setback."

FQPN coordinator Laurence Raynault-Rioux called this decision "rebellious," but she didn't surprise her, and made it general to her political right. I admit that I see it as a sign of a politician movement. ..

  1. JUNE 26: Angie Thomas stands with her daughter Jasmine in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26, 2022 in Washington, DC.

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  2. Anti-abortion demonstrators celebrate outside the United States Supreme Court as the court rules in the Dobbs v Women's Health Organization abortion case, overturning the landmark Roe v Wade abortion decision in Washington, U.S., June 24, 2022.

    The US Supreme Court has overturned the Roe v. Wade case. The state can ban abortion


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