Politicians urged constituents to ‘take to the streets’ after Roe v. Wade was overturned by the nation’s highest court
Democratic legislators called for massive protests following the US Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade. This landmark case has been a key pillar of federal abortion protections for almost five decades. Some representatives urged supporters to attend. “war”Over the matter.
The court’s decision to overturn the 1973 case on Friday was quickly met with outrage from Democrats, many demanding street demonstrations in support of abortion rights nationwide.
“Voting is critical but alone it’s not enough. We will need to organize, strike, fill coffers of abortion funds, open our homes to help those seeking safe passage, and more to establish and defend our rights,” wroteAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez is a progressive Rep. “into the streets.”
BREAKING NEWS: Congresswoman @AOC has arrived in front of the Supreme Court and is chanting that the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v Wade is “illegitimate” and calls for people to get “into the streets” | @TPUSApic.twitter.com/jNkCYDrLtz
— Drew Hernandez (@DrewHLive) June 24, 2022
Marjorie Taylor Greene (Georgia Republican) condemned her remarks. accusedAn attempt by a lawmaker to create an “insurrection”While you are stating that “any violence and rioting”That would follow would be a “direct result of Democrat marching orders.”Ocasio Cortez retorted that “exercising our right to protest”It is different from “an attempt to overturn democracy.”
Rep. Jackie Speier, a Democratic representative from California, said that supporters should be encouraged to support the decision during a MSNBC appearance. “armor up,”As “there is a war out there,”Rep. Ayanna Presley from Massachusetts quickly agreed to echo it.
Numerous other Democratic congressional representatives also attended the Washington, DC courtroom to protest the decision. Maxine Wassers (California), stated that Maxine Waters was the one who made the statement. “to hell with the Supreme Court, we will defy them.”Texas Rep. Al Green joined her, which she later joined. declared “this fight isn’t over,”Vows to support “women’s health, privacy, and right to choose.”
Al Green and Maxine Wassers were two members of Congress to protest Roe being ended. Waters declares that women will control their bodies no matter what they do to us. “The Supreme Court has no sway over us, they are a joke. pic.twitter.com/SCkicoQj68
— Alejandro Alvarez (@aletweetsnews) June 24, 2022
Shortly after the announcement of the decision, large numbers gathered around the court building shouting slogans and holding signs. Some protesters clad in all-black were also seen marching in the area, resembling more radical ‘black bloc’ agitators seen at prior demonstrations across the US.
Republicans, meanwhile, have largely backed Thursday’s ruling, as many in the party are vocally anti-abortion. Massachusetts Senator Mitt Romney was at odds with several GOP members for his opposition to President Donald Trump’s policies. statement reiterating his support for “the sanctity of human life,”That is what I said “children – both born and unborn – deserve our protection.”A number of Republican lawmakers joined him, like Rep. Liz Cheney. cheeredThe Supreme Court’s decision regarding the return “power to the states and the people …to address the issue of abortion under state law.”
US Supreme Court announces landmark decision on abortion