WASHINGTON, D.C. — Friday, Supreme Courtis a groundbreaking Roe v. After overturning Wade's decisionand guaranteeing the constitutional right to abortion, the reaction quickly furious.
Immediately after the decision was announced, anger and discouragement erupted first outside the Supreme Court.
Soon it spread to the east, with devastating protesters across the country clearing half a century of precedent and making access to abortion nearly inaccessible in many states. I opposed the justice.
The protest took place in front of the Federal Building in downtown Chicago, outside the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, and in the square opposite the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison, where thousands of people resented. Protesters took the sign and said, "My body. My choice." In Flint, Michigan, hundreds of people were blocking the sidewalk in front of the Genesis County Prosecutor's Office.
"We expect at least tens of thousands of people to flood the country tonight," said Coco Das, the organizer of Texas, a member of the Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights group.
Speaking from Austin, Das described anger as "visceral."
As Das said, riot shield-equipped and helmet-clad police were deployed in courts and other meetinghouses nationwide where protesters gathered.
A large demonstration was reported in Richmond, Virginia. Jacksonville, Florida; Colombia, South Carolina; Raleigh, North Carolina and Topeka, Kansas.
Demonstrations were also held outside the US embassies in London and Otawa, Canada.
In New York City, thousands of protesters have gathered in Union Square in Manhattan and have begun marching downtown towards Washington Square Park.
"Discontinue is health care, health care is correct," many of the crowd chanted.
One of the protesters was 16-year-old Anura Bracey, who had a sign that says "Overturn Roe." Hell number. "
" I'm furious, "Bracey said. "I'm afraid what this means for giving birth to people in this country."
Bracey feels lucky to live in a state where her right to abortion is still protected. However, he said he was concerned that the Supreme Court could target other rights, including marriage equality.
"So I'm just here to get rid of my anger," Bracey said. "I want someone to ask me. I don't know how much this will actually be, but I feel very desperate."
Claire Arkas, 25, said when she learned of the decision. She said her stomach was sick.
"I'm not too worried about myself because I have access to proper maternity management." But I feel very scared for a woman who probably shares the feelings I have. So I'm not ready for kids who don't have access to the kind of care they need to live. I'm living as I can. "
Returning to Washington, the decision After the announcement, a crying woman who asked to be identified only with Sky cried openly.
She "feels like a betrayal," Sky said. "My country doesn't love me and I feel like I appreciate my body as a woman. I can't even chant because I can't say anything. It hurts."
"I We feel like we're retreating, "she said.
Amanda Herring, 32 and 9 months pregnant, has her 1-year-old son Abraham and her swollen belly inked with the words "not yet human". Appeared with.
Jewish educator Herring states that her due date is Saturday and believes that the Supreme Court has ruled infringement of her religion.
"I feel it's important to let everyone know that I'm here and that my religion says life begins with the first breath," she said. "It's in Tora, in the Old Testament."
Hanna Fredeen, who was in high school in 1973 when Roe became law, had her classmates travel to another country for a mischief. He said he remembers how he didn't. She said poor women in the state, which is currently banned, will be forced to recover the miscarriage in the back alleys or rely on her to do it herself with her knitting needles.
"Women will die," said another protester named Michelle. "That's very disappointing." Near
, the progressive anti-abortion uprising Lauren Handy blocked decades of conservative struggles to overturn the constitutional right to abortion. It was part of a small crowd celebrating the Supreme Court's decision.
"It's an emotional roller coaster," Handy said, "it's finally overturned, complete and complete joy."
Handy then "the battle isn't over." Added.
"The abortion industrial complex is strong in the blue state, so we have to chase them too," Handy said.
Roe v. As Wade is no longer a law of land, abortion protects in less than half of the state, not in any part of the United States, according to the Reproductive Rights Center. It was.
Prior to the Supreme Court's decision, South and Midwest Republicans passed a "trigger law" that would make abortion illegal the moment Roe overthrows.
Louisiana's "Trigger" State Attorney General Jeff Laundry said the "law" came into force immediately.
Texas had already cracked down on abortion even before the Supreme Court ruling was announced.
And in Arkansas, the State Department of Health issued a notice on Friday warning doctors that performing an abortion is now a ferrony.
In Illinois, the right to abortion is protected by the 2019Reproductive Health ActBut abortion Providers are flooded with people from outside the state because there are "trigger laws" in some states where the clinic is nearby. Phil Murphy has signed the Freedom of Reproductive Choice Act.
"No doubt, the decision goes beyond abortion," said Elizabeth Meyer, founder of the Women's March in New Jersey. As you know, I'm sure it won't happen anywhere else. She said, "
Meyer had to tell her daughters, 9 and 11 years old, the news. The constitutional rights she grew up in are now gone for them.
"I'm afraid of the future of my daughters and what that means for them," Meyer said.
Maura Barrett and Dohama Madani reported from Washington, D.C., Elliott Lewis from New Haven, Connecticut, and Daniela Silva and Corky Sea Mashko from New York City.