U.S. Abortion rights activists start “summer of rage” with Saturday protests – Reuters
Abortion rights supporters began gathering for protests across the United States on Saturday, saying a Supreme Court decision to reverse the 1973 Roe v. Wade case would lead to a “summer of rage”.
Women’s March, Planned Parenthood, and other abortion-rights groups organized 400 marches for Saturday. The largest turnouts were expected in New York City, Washington, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
Organizers said hundreds of thousands of people would participate in Saturday’s events and promised a summer of rage until the government works for women.
Several thousand abortion supporters gathered in a Chicago park on Saturday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to consider limiting abortion rights.
Democrats hope that backlash to the Supreme Court decision will carry their candidates to victory in congressional elections in November. But voters will be weighing abortion rights against other issues, such as the soaring prices of food and gas. They may be skeptical of Democrats’ ability to protect abortion access after efforts to pass legislation that would enshrine abortion rights in federal law failed.
In New York City, protesters planned to march across the Brooklyn Bridge, meet at the Washington Monument, and protest at City Hall.
Protesters also gathered outside the homes of Supreme Court Justices Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh this week following the leak of their opinions. A strategy that many law makers on both sides of the isle disagree with and think is dangerous and unproductive.
Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion advocacy group with campus chapters across the country, said it was holding counter-protests on Saturday in nine cities, including Washington.
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