Protests are taking place nationwide as the Supreme Court's decision defeats a case that has lasted nearly 50 years. .. , Over 100 are planned as of Friday.
Millions of young Americans have never lived in the world without a constitutionally protected right to abortion. The Dobbs vs. Jackson decision that overturned the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade decisioncould enliven young people.
CBS News polls show that many young Americans believe that abortion is legal if the Roe v. Wade case is overturned. 73% of people under the age of 30 believe that abortion is legal in all or most of the time. Most of all age groups.
Immediately after the Friday morning decision, both supporters and protesters against the right to abortion were outside the Supreme Court. Gathered at. It was expected that more people would come together both in Washington, D.C. and across the country.
For college student Paxton Smith, abortion is an important factor in participating in the 2022 midterm elections.
Texas resident Smith has defended the right to abortion since her high school days. A 19-year-old woman travels to Washington, D.C. to protest the court's decision to overturn a groundbreaking decision on abortion on Friday, and one of her main concerns is imposing criminal penalties on abortion providers. It is a trigger method in Texas and will be effective in the next 30 days.
"If they are willing to do it to abortion providers, there is no doubt that they will enact certain laws that make abortion a crime," Smith told CBS News. ..
Abortion restrictions are now in the hands of the state, so, Smith, the midterm elections in national democracy He says he played an even more important role.
"Vote for midterm elections is very important. Officials in these states will be the ones who have the most control over these abortion laws in each state," Smith said. I have.
Other young protesters have expressed their commitment to polls as this decision is currently at the heart of the midterm election cycle.
"I'm sure we're going out and taking part in polls," Smith said. rice field.
Originally from Virginia, Grace Torrans is one of the young protesters who believe that abortion is an important part of access to health care.
"We need to stand up and fight back and do everything we can to protect basic human rights," Torrance told CBS News outside the Supreme Court on Friday.
Among Torrance's concerns are the lack of access and unsafe abortion resources that women across the country may begin to experience.
"The amount of abortion will not change. The level of safety of people in the event of an abortion will change," Torrance said.
Torrens, who said he was a Gen Z member, has always participated in both general and midterm elections, but this decision was made by people like her in this poll. It states that it may be an opportunity to participate. November.
"We are much more motivated as a generation ... we are more active and want to hear our voice. We have some changes I really want to be a generation that achieves this. We have fought. "
Friday's youth protested in support of the right to abortion and told CBS News that they believed that abortion would be an important issue, but the Supreme Court overturned the abortion. Some groups hold rallies to celebrate. A breakthrough decision.
Anti-abortion group Students for Life serves more than 1,200 campus groups in all 50 states and attracts thousands of young people. I am training. He called for a celebration on Saturday at the State Capitols across the country.
Fencing surrounding the Supreme Court rose prior to the decision, suggesting that law enforcement agencies are preparing for potentially violent protests. The U.S. Department of Land Security has decided that thethreat of political violenceis a Supreme Court decision to exclude constitutional rights, especially to judges and state officials. I warned that it could be "intensified" in the light. Abortion can last for weeks, according to a memo obtained by CBS News.
CamiloMontoya-Galvez contributed to this report.
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