• Abortion rights backers rally in anger over post-Roe future

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    WASHINGTON - Supporters of abortion rights took to the streets across America on Saturday to make clear their anger at the prospect that the Supreme Court will soon strike down the constitutional right to abortion. Cries of “My body, my choice” rang out as activists committed to fighting for what they called reproductive freedom.
    Incensed after a leaked draft opinion suggested the conservative majority on the court would vote to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, activists rallied to express their outrage and mobilize for the future as Republican-led states are poised to enact...
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  • Marchers gather for abortion rights protest walk to Supreme Court

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    Thousands are expected to march through downtown D.C. in support of abortion rights Saturday afternoon, nearly two weeks after a leaked draft opinion revealed the Supreme Court to be on the brink of upending a decades-old legal precedent for abortion access.
    The Women's March and Planned Parenthood, together with several other women's rights and progressive advocacy groups, including UltraViolet and MoveOn, will lead marchers from the Washington Monument to the Supreme Court. Saturday's march will mark the latest in a wave of street protests sparked almost immediately after Politico...
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  • Clarence Thomas says abortion leak has changed Supreme Court

    9 days ago - By Bésame

    WASHINGTON - Justice Clarence Thomas says the Supreme Court has been changed by the shocking leak of a draft opinion earlier this month. The opinion suggests the court is poised to overturn the right to an abortion recognized nearly 50 years ago in Roe v. Wade.
    The conservative Thomas, who joined the court in 1991 and has long called for Roe v. Wade to be overturned, described the leak as an unthinkable breach of trust.
    “When you lose that trust, especially in the institution that I'm in, it changes the institution fundamentally. You begin to look over your shoulder. It's like kind of an...
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