Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Thousands protest in favor of abortion across America

From coastal cities to snow-covered streets, thousands of pro-abortion protesters on Sunday demanded reproductive rights protections and marked the 50th anniversary of the US Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade, which upheld federal protections for termination of pregnancy. established.

The overturning of Roe’s decision in June has sparked a flurry of bills in states, divided between those that have outlawed or restricted abortion and those that have tried to defend access to it. The Women’s March, which launched during Donald Trump’s 2017 inauguration amid a national awakening on sexual assault, said the state’s focus on activism has shifted since the Roe ruling.

The Women’s March said in a tweet, “This fight is bigger than Roe.” “They thought we would stay at home and that would end the Row: they were wrong.”

A dozen Republican-governed states have enacted comprehensive abortion bans, and many more are looking to do the same. But on the other hand those measures have been offset by progress.

Opponents of abortion were defeated on ballot measures in Kansas, Michigan and Kentucky. State courts have blocked many of the restrictions from taking effect. Countless initiatives have been launched to help patients travel to states that allow abortion or the use of self-administered abortion drugs. And some Democratic-led states have taken steps to protect patients and providers from lawsuits in states where the procedure is banned.

Organizers of the Mahila March said their strategy going forward would mainly focus on measures at the state level. Recently active anti-abortion activists are increasingly turning their attention to Congress, with the goal of lobbying for a possible nationwide ban on abortion.

Sunday’s main march was held in Wisconsin, where the upcoming election could affect the balance of power on the state’s Supreme Court and future abortion rights. But rallies were held in dozens of cities, including the Florida state capital Tallahassee, where Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a fiery speech to angry crowds.

“Can we really be free if families can’t make intimate decisions about their own lives?” Harris said. “And can we really be free if so-called leaders claim to be ‘in the vanguard of liberty’… while daring to restrict the rights of the American people and attack the very foundations of liberty?”

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