The fight for abortion rights took to the streets of the United States this Saturday (2), where many thousands of people gathered in various cities for a new version of the “Women’s Parade” calling for an end to the strong conservative offensive.
“Women need to decide what to do with their body and menstruationLaura Bushwitz, 66, a retired teacher who attended a demonstration in Washington.
“I’m tired of being told what I can or can’t do (…) Did you hear, Supreme Court?”
There have been some protests so far since the law banning almost all abortions in the state of Texas went into effect Sept. 1, causing a court war and a setback for Congress.
With two days to go before the Supreme Court hearing, which is set to resolve the controversy, again, nearly 200 companies have called for abortion rights plaintiffs to protest across the country.
The main event takes place in Washington DC, where thousands of people gathered to march to the country’s main court, which recognized the right to have an abortion nearly 50 years ago in the Royce Wade case.
The Supreme Court, whose structure was drastically changed by the appointment of conservative judges by former President Donald Trump, now appears poised to change the rule.
The court refused to intervene urgently to block Texas law and could use the Mississippi state regulatory review to change its law.
The capitals of these two conservative states, Austin and Jackson, are expected to hold protests similar to the 600 cities, respectively.
The organizers hope the coalition, which brings together everything from small feminist groups that promote family planning to large organizations such as Planned Parenthood, will mobilize 240,000 people across the country.
“We fight abortion not only legally, but cheaply and without stigmaSays a statement issued by the Organization of Struggles. Activists want Congress to establish the right to abortion under federal law to protect it from possible reversal in the Supreme Court.
A bill in this way was passed last week in the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives, but Republicans are unlikely to win in the Senate, which could block the speech.
The first “women’s march” took place shortly after President Trump took office in 2017, and rallied millions of Republican opponents, calling her a sexist.
There were fewer participants in the later marches because one of their promoters was accused of anti-Semitism.
“This year we are united,” the statement said. “We returned to the streets for the first time in the Biden era, because the transition to the Oval Office (of the White House) did not end the unpolitical, perverse and patriarchal will. Biden’s victory in 2020 did not change the dynamics in the states.
Instead, by entering the Supreme Court of three judges appointed by Trump, local conservative lawmakers launched a real attack on abortion rights: since January 1, 19 states have enacted 63 control laws.
If the Supreme Court overturns the Row Wade ruling, all states may ban or allow abortions. In that sense, the Planned Parenthood Act estimates that 36 million women in 26 states, or nearly half of all American women who give birth, will lose the right to have an abortion.
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