Roe v Wade: Elation And Despair Outside US Supreme Court

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The street in front of the Supreme Court crackled with energy. Conservative women sobbed with joy at the decision taken inside the building to overturn the 50-year-old Roe v Wade case that entitled pregnant women to an abortion during the first three months of their pregnancy.

Some, elated over their victory, showed a genuine warmth to those in the crowd angry over the court’s decision.

“Can I shake your hand?” asked Andrea Perez, 30, of Fullerton, California, pleased with the court’s decision, to someone who was clearly not. “No, I’m sorry,” said the progressive activist as she stepped back. “Actually I’m not sorry.”

Friday’s ruling is expected to cut off abortion access for about 36 million women of reproductive age, according to research from Planned Parenthood, a healthcare organisation that provides abortions. Protests have been planned in at least 52 cities across the US in response to the court ruling today.

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While abortion is a hugely divisive issue in the US, a recent Pew survey found that 61% of adults say abortion should be legal all or most of the time, while 37% say it should be illegal all or most of the time.

As the announcement was made, Macy Petty, 20, of Rock Hill, South Carolina, burst into sobs.

“I’ve been praying for these Supreme Court justices to do the right action,” she said. Her friends gathered around and they hugged and cheered the decision.

A few feet away, Lauren Marlowe of Students for Life, an anti-abortion advocacy organisation, live-streamed her joy, cheering states like Arkansas that have taken steps towards restricting abortion rights, exclaiming, “You go, guys!”

Meanwhile others, disappointed with the decision, swore at her as they walked past. “It’s going to get violent,” said Ms Marlowe. “We’re ready.”

As she walked away into the crowd, the song Another One Bites the Dust played on loudspeakers.

Source: BBC News

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Whores wanting to be whores without any consequences. Well done. Abortion is evil. Black people represent 60% of all abortions carried out. hmmm

  2. yesssss i to agree with the courts decision. yow you ever had a baby held in your hands or looked at someone else baby and seeing how sweet the children are to just think that child could have been aborted? the pain and hurt that little one is going through until it dies? that just kills me inside and so sad the you women want to kill children but when the gunmen go in schools and kill them some of you want to be anti gun but i am seeing its the same thing just that you not using a gun to kill them

  3. Soooo…. they want the right to terminate human life willy nilly. My body my choice right? Ironically the very same people protesting this now are the same people who were cheering on vaccine mandates and people losing their jobs to exercise their body their choice. Hypocrites. BTW the abortion movement started in the 50s as a means to reduce the population of people of African descent in the USA. Let that sink in for a bit.

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