Thousands of protesters are expected to take to the streets of the United States on Saturday . The planned demonstrations are a response to a leaked draft opinion that shows that the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court is considering repealing Roe v.
NEW YORK (Reuters) — Thousands of protesters are preparing to take to the streets of the United States on Saturday, marking a national day of action demanding that women have legal and safe access to abortion.The planned nationwide demonstrations are a response to a leaked draft opinion that shows that the conservative majority in the United States Supreme Court is considering repealing Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed abortion coverage nationwide.We'd been done with attacks on abortion.Read a tweet from the Womens March, one of the organizations behind the bans on our bodies demonstrations.Protesters are anticipated in New York, Washington, Los Angeles, Austin, and Chicago, as well as hundreds of other smaller festivals around the country.In a tweet to AFP, Sonja Spoo, director of reproductive rights campaigns at the advocacy organization UltraViolet, said that our elected leaders hear us this Saturday, Supreme Court justices hear us, and corporations that have funded anti-abortion causes hear us.We will be able to take the time to respond, whether it be by taking to the streets or contacting state officials.At noon local time in Brooklyn, a march is scheduled to begin in Brooklyn, passing through the bridge to Manhattans Foley Square, and thousands of others are scheduled to begin protesting in Washington at 2:00 p.m. (1800 GMT) and descend on the Supreme Court building. Democrats have attempted to incorporate abortion protections into federal statute in an effort to pin down Republicans on the contentious issue ahead of the crucial polls.The House-passed Womens Health Protection Act will guarantee that health care professionals have the right to perform abortions and that patients have the right to receive them.However, Republicans and one Democrat in the US Senate failed to pass the bill earlier this week.According to a recent PoliticoMorning Consult poll, 53% of Americans believe Roe should not be overturned, up three percentage points from last week, while 58% believe it is important to vote for a candidate that promotes abortion rights. We all suffer if Roe is overturned, wrote Rachel OLeary Carmona, executive director of the Womens March.She said that even those in small conservative towns like mine in Texas who are grateful for the abortion their wife had during a pregnancy that put her health in jeopardy or were afraid of the one their granddaughter could have access to if she was assaulted.She had earlier tweeted: Join us on the streets of London on Saturday if you're angry like me.The right to have access to abortion has long sparked riots, but the leak of the Supreme Court has sparked a surge in marches outside justice's homes. The pending Supreme Court decision has been cited by many as being a much larger invasion of privacy.You dont get to strip away my bodily integrity and enjoy your Saturday at home.One protestor, Nikki Enfield, told a local CBS television station that you can do either.Police in Washington, which are still on alert after being attacked by a mob of then-president Donald Trump supporters in January 2021, have constructed temporary fencing around the Supreme Court.