Chicago (CBS)- After that, demonstrator filled the streets of downtown Chicago.The judge shown overturns the groundbreaking Roe v. Wade abortion decision.
Hundreds of people gathered at Federal Plaza on Saturday afternoon with signs saying “abortion is a human right” and “women will not return, we will fight back.”
“We need to stay safe for all people in other states who can’t have an abortion,” said Gina Rosman Wendle, now in Chicago.
“This can’t happen,” said Shoro Beverly. “We are up. That’s all I can say.”
“I started participating in this battle as a teenager,” said Pope Debbie of the Chicago Teachers Union. “I had a tort in the basement of a doctor in Pittsburgh when I was 17, and the fight is personal and political to me.”
A small group lifted the sign about Jesus and prayer and urged people to stand up for the fetus.
“Everyone here, the mother chose to choose them,” said one speaker.
“It’s not right to take a person’s life,” said Zabion Meyer. “It’s an involuntary sacrifice.”
Conflicts of opinion were on display as the abortion rights crowd began marching from the square. Then they spread the message through a loop.
But first, Governor JB Pritzker told the crowd how he said the end of the Roe v. Wade case could affect Illinois.
“Like you, I’m proud that Illinois is an island for reproductive freedom in the Midwest, but our coast is open to those left behind by these radical politicians. I will, “he said.
Several activists in the protest on Saturday said they were expecting and preparing for an influx of people from other states seeking abortion in Illinois.
Of course, the Supreme Court has not yet voted to overturn the Roe v. Wade case.
Hundreds march in protest downtown Chicago after the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court’s draft opinion leaked
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