WASHINGTON, May 14 – Proponents of abortion rights will strike in cities across the United States on Saturday, ending what organizers say will be a “kind of anger” if the U.S. Supreme Court dismisses Roe v. He even authorized abortions worldwide.
Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, and other abortion rights organizations organized more than 300 “Our Body Blocks” on Saturday, with the most significant numbers expected in New York City, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, and Chicago.
The protests are a response to the May 2 general strike, which is still in the process of being amended by a majority of lawmakers who are ready to overturn a 1973 landmark decision that established the state’s constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy.
A final court ruling, which could give states the power to ban abortions, is expected in June. About half of U.S. states can close or severely limit abortions as soon as Roe’s decision is made.
Organizers said they were expecting hundreds of thousands of people to take part in Saturday’s events, which they said would be the beginning of a series of joint protests over the Supreme Court decision.
“For women in this country, it will be a summer of frustration,” said Rachel Carmona, president of the Women’s March. “We will be out of control until this government starts working for us until the attack on our bodies is over until the abortion authority is legalized.”
Democrats, who currently hold the White House and both chambers of Congress, are hopeful that the postponement of the Supreme Court ruling will carry their party’s representatives to victory in the mid-November elections.
But voters will be measuring abortion rights in comparison to other issues such as rising food and gas prices and may question the ability of Democrats to protect abortion access after a failed legislative effort to strengthen abortion rights in federal law.
On Saturday, protesters in New York City planned to march across the Brooklyn Bridge, while protesters in Washington would gather at the Washington Monument and march on the Supreme Court. The Los Angeles protesters organized a rally at City Hall, and the Austin party was to assemble in the Texas capital.
Last week, protesters gathered outside the homes of Supreme Court Judges Samuel Alito and Brett Kavanaugh, who voted to overthrow Roe v. Wade, according to a leaked opinion.
The Students for Life of America, an anti-abortion organization with institutional chapters, said it had staged protests on Saturday in nine U.S. cities, including Washington.