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Thousands of abortion rights demonstrators gather in D.C. to protest draft decision overturning Roe

Added 05-14-22 07:22:02pm EST - “Thousands of abortion rights protestors gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday as national tensions remain high following the leaked draft majority opinion by the Supreme Court which would overturn Roe v. Wade.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Thousands of abortion rights demonstrators gather in D.C. to protest draft decision overturning Roe”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Thousands of abortion rights protestors gathered on the National Mall in Washington on Saturday as national tensions remain high following the leaked draft majority opinion by the Supreme Court which would overturn Roe v. Wade.

The leaked opinion has mobilized abortion rights activists over the past week, with demonstrators converging at the homes of conservative Supreme Court justices to protest the High Courts draft decision over the past week. Protestors turned out Saturday in several cities across the U.S. to rally in favor of abortion.

“The day that we warned about is here,” Rachel Carmona, Executive Director of Women’s March and one of the organizers behind Saturday’s event, told the crowd gathered on the Mall. “The end of Roe and Casey are in plain sight and we will not go back.”

“It is not an exaggeration to say that this is the worst-case scenario come to life,” she said. “There will be deadly consequences for women. But it is also no exaggeration to say that women will fight back as we always have and meet this moment.”

Ms. Carmona called on the crowd to be “ungovernable until this government starts working for us,” and called the Supreme Court “illegitimate.”

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