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Roe v. Wade ruling protests begin at Supreme Court, across America: Live updates

Added 06-24-22 06:04:02pm EST - “Following SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, abortion-rights and anti-abortion rallies broke out at Supreme Court and nationwide. Live updates.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Roe v. Wade ruling protests begin at Supreme Court, across America: Live updates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

WASHINGTON – A sea of protesters gathered outside the Supreme Court Friday, one of many rallies planned across the country after a historically consequential ruling from the high court ended the constitutional right to abortion.

An emotional crowd of hundreds carried signs and chanted "My body, my choice" at the steps of the Supreme Court as they grappled with news that the landmark Roe v. Wade decision was struck down after five decades.

Elsewhere, abortion-rights advocates in cities including Chicago, Philadelphia, Denver, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle and New York City planned protests for Friday evening. There were also protests planned in Florida, Missouri, Georgia and Texas.

Outside the Supreme Court, Serena Steiner — a 35-year-old legal assistant from Alexandria, Virginia — had tears in her eyes as she spoke about how the decision would affect her sisters and others nationwide. Steiner texted her sisters after news broke of the ruling, she said, encouraging them to get IUDs and saying "RIP Roe v. Wade."

Steiner said she "benefitted from access to abortion as a teenager" and wants abortion healthcare to be accessible to all who need it. Still, she wasn't surprised by the ruling, she said.

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