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Protests Erupt Nationwide As SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade

Added 06-24-22 12:54:02pm EST - “"I was there when a friend of mine had an illegal abortion," one protester told HuffPost. "It was horrifying. I wouldn't wish that on anyone."” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Protests Erupt Nationwide As SCOTUS Overturns Roe v. Wade”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Friday’s portentous Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade prompted immediate protests nationwide, as access to reproductive health care was dramatically and immediately curtailed across the country.

Only 16 states and Washington, D.C., have laws explicitly protecting the right to an abortion, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a pro-abortion rights research institution.

Outside a fenced-off Supreme Court, a heavy police presence gathered before the decision’s announcement. Thousands of protesters soon joined them, with others congregating around the nation in public squares and outside state legislatures and courthouses.

In Washington, Theresa Irish, 47, told HuffPost she’d come to ask the U.S. Senate if it was OK for her to get a hangnail removed, “because apparently they have rights over my body that I was unaware of.”

“I’m very upset by this decision,” she added. “I don’t think the government has any right to step in and say what I can do with my body. What happens between me and my doctor is 100% between me and my doctor.”

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