Abortion rights advocates protest in Philadelphia for banning our bodies when SCOTUS reverses Roe v. Wade – Greeley Tribune

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the constitutional right to abortion followed a second day of protests in Philadelphia and across the country. The Ban of Our Bodies protest was part of a nationwide crackdown.

Hundreds of people were at City Hall on Saturday. They tell CBS3 that the Supreme Court decision pushed them into action and that they will continue to protest for change.

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For the second day in a row, protesters made themselves at home at City Hall When they rallied for abortion rights in the scorching sun,

“Hey, ho ho, the Supreme Court has to go,” the organizers shouted.

“We want to raise awareness for what’s going on, we want people to vote, we want people to be angry like us,” said Kaila Schreiber, an organizer.

The show of solidarity on Saturday evening was part of a nationwide response to the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade.

One woman said, “I know we probably can’t change the Supreme Court’s decision, but I hope it will raise awareness for regular people who can exercise their vote.”

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The ruling essentially ended federal constitutional protections for abortion, leaving it to the states.

“I kind of wept bitterly,” said another woman. “I’m at the age where I haven’t had kids yet, and that’s something I’m starting to think about.”

“At the end of the day, it is still a human being, be it a fetus or a child,” Malik said. “The embryo still develops as a human.”

In a sea of ​​abortion rights advocates, Malik says she stands in opposition, while her partner Jayna Moore is a supporter of abortion rights.

“It’s tough,” Moore said. “There’s no milk for the kids here, so why would I even bring a baby here when I can’t even feed them?”

Like the country, both are united but have polarizing views on it.

“It doesn’t mean that you are right and I am wrong, or that I am right and you are wrong. We just have our own point of view,” Malik said.

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While abortion is still legal in Pennsylvania, activists say their focus is on the election in November.

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