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Pro-choice advocates across U.S. and beyond protest wave of state abortion bans


Added 05-22-19 01:13:02am EST - “Pro-choice advocates protested the latest spate of abortion bans sweeping state legislatures, demonstrating in cities across the U.S. and even extending into Canada.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “Pro-choice advocates across U.S. and beyond protest wave of state abortion bans”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Eight states have passed severely restrictive legislation all but outlawing abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, and often at a stage before a woman tends to realize she is pregnant.

On Tuesday, thousands of demonstrators across the U.S. and even into Canada said enough is enough. More than 400 rallies were held in all 50 states, all the way up to the steps of the Supreme Court.

“I shouldn’t have control over your body, you shouldn’t have control over mine,” demonstrator Rafael Woldeab told CBS News, saying it was a matter of autonomy.

Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi and Ohio have passed laws prohibiting abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which tends to occur even before most women realize they are pregnant. In Ohio, the law, if enacted, would create situations such as an 11-year-old girl being forced to birth her rapist’s baby.

“We are not going to allow them to move our country backward,” said Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, according to CBS News.

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