225th June 2022 – (Washington) According to NBC Washington, protesters descended on the Supreme Court Friday in the wake of justices overturning the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case, eliminating the constitutional right to abortion after 50 years.
The demonstrations continued into the evening.
Protesters for and against a federal right to abortion gathered outside the court within moments of the ruling’s announcement. Cheers erupted from anti-abortion rights demonstrators, and some women were seen crying.
Similar demonstrations are planned in at least 70 locations across the country on Friday and the weekend, according to CNN’s research. Organisations like Planned Parenthood, Bans Off Our Bodies and Women’s March are among the groups organizing the events.In the nation’s capital on Friday, one person led protesters in front of the Supreme Court in a chant of “Hands off! Hands off!” and a call-and-response of “My body! My choice!”One woman told CNN affiliate WJLA the decision was an outrage.”It’s illegitimate. Abortion bans are illegitimate,” the woman said. “Forced motherhood is illegitimate.”