Former President Obama is encouraging folks to take part in nationwide abortion rights protests on Saturday, saying he was “proud” that Americans have been standing up for abortion righs.
Protests in Washington, D.C., and throughout the nation are deliberate on Saturday amid fears that the Supreme Court is about to overturn the Roe v. Wade choice establishing abortion rights in each state. A leaked draft choice obtained by Politico suggests the court docket will overturn the ruling this summer time.
“Across the country, Americans are standing up for abortion rights—and I’m proud of everyone making their voices heard. Join a march near you,” Obama tweeted, together with a hyperlink to a slew of “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests all around the U.S.
“If you can’t join a march in person today, you can still get involved. Donate to a local abortion fund. Volunteer with activists who’ve been organizing on this issue for years. And vote on or before November 8 and in every election. Take action: http://usow.org/repro/#action,” he added in a follow-up tweet.
Protesters throughout the nation might be participating in demonstrations on Saturday dubbed “Bans Off Our Bodies,” which have been organized by teams, together with Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Women’s March, MoveOn, and UltraViolet.
The demonstrations are protesting the leaked draft opinion, purportedly written in February, that signifies that the excessive court docket will overturn the 1973 landmark choice. The risk has galvanized Democrats and abortion-rights activists to seek out methods to guard entry to the medical process.
One protest is going down in Washington, D.C. starting at midday with protesters marching from the Washington Monument to the Supreme Court.
The growth comes as Republicans and a few Democrats slammed protests going down outdoors the houses of justices earlier this week.
Justice Department spokesperson Anthony Coley stated in an announcement on Wednesday that “the Attorney General directed the U.S. Marshals Service to help ensure the Justices’ safety by providing additional support to the Marshal of the Supreme Court and Supreme Court Police.”