WASHINGTON – Hundreds of women marched across 50 states and across Washington, D.C., on Saturday in support of reproductive rights.
At a rally in Washington for the abortion trial, a crowd of protesters gathered around a banner on Saturday morning with a banner saying “Ban from our bodies!” Cindy Lauper’s “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” has exploded from the speaker.
A child in a stroller said on a signboard that “I can’t believe I’m a child and I already have to protest” and the volunteers took off their masks with “I’m marching for abortion”.
Teresa Hamlin of Chesapeake, Virginia, said she “felt incredible that we should be back here.”
“I did it in the 70’s and 60’s and now we’re back,” Hamlin said. “It broke my heart, but they kicked Hornet’s nest, and we’re not going back.”
In Texas, Democrat Mike Collier joins protesters, tweeting “Men need to be quiet, sit and listen. “
In addition to Texas law, the possibility of passing similar legislation in other states and the Mississippi challenge Row V.
“For a long time, our groups sounded the alarm bells around the entrance to the abortion, and many of us were told that we were hysterical and Rowe Wade would never be reversed,” Carmona said. “But now it is clear that our fears were both logical and proportional. We are in a break glass moment for America, and now is the time for mass mobilization and federal action.”
In September, the Supreme Court refused to block Texas’ abortion law – the Women’s March said it had “effectively taken the next step toward reversing Rowe v. Wade.” The procession was planned before the restructuring of the Supreme Court.
“Simply put: we are witnessing the most terrible threat to abortion in our lifetime.”
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Marches have been opposed for years by conservatives who say that women’s marches do not represent the views of all women. Was among the critics of March this year Jean Mancini, president of an anti-abortion group called March for Life.
Carmona called the processions a “coalition effort,” partnering with the Women’s March in partnership with more than 90 organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the National Latin Institute for Reproductive Justice, and the Working Family Party.
The inaugural Women’s March in 2017 began with protests against the election of then-President Donald Trump. In the latest fall, a procession has now protested-for the nomination of Justice Amy Connie Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“It will be a fight to consolidate our movement and to prove to policymakers and the Supreme Court that we will not go silent,” Carmona said.
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