This week, protests against a ruling by the US Supreme Court that invalidated the right to an abortion persisted all around the nation. Thousands marched in New York to express their outrage at the decision, which came at the conclusion of a hectic week involving not only reproductive freedom but also firearm carry regulations and the attack on the US Capitol.
As the protests developed in Washington, D.C., New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, Atlanta, and Austin, many screamed, “Not your uterus, not your decision.”
Temperaments at an abortion protest in Providence, Rhode Island, were so heated that a police officer who was not on duty was accused of assaulting a lady. When Jennifer Lugo resigned from the fight for the Republican nominee for a Rhode Island state senate seat, Jennifer Rourke, a provincial Senate candidate, said that Lugo hit her in the face.
The punching claim was “not going to be denied,” according to Lugo, who also noted that “everything transpired very fast.” Protests have generally been peaceful across the US.
They happened to be in New York over Pride weekend, which celebrated the accomplishments of the LGBTQ community. Thousands of people gathered in the city’s center to both rejoice and express their rage. While some protesters, like the court’s conservative members, could find conflicting gender identities and sexual orientations, others said they were both thrilled to be participating and shell-shocked by the supreme court ruling.
Oriana Soddu, a film editor, compared the mood to when Trump was elected. Soddu claimed that even though she had anticipated its arrival following the disclosure of a draught judgment on May 2, “for it to actually materialize is still a surprise.”
Soddu claimed that the political system itself was the target of the rage. She declared, “The Republicans obviously have a very powerful agenda, and we’ve allowed this to happen. The next target, in my opinion, will be gay marriage.
The majority of the thousands that gathered in Washington Square in New York on Saturday were there to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the New York City Dyke March. The march, which was promoted by its organizers as a “promotion of our wonderfully diverse dyke lives” and a protest against assault, intimidation, and discrimination against lesbians, also sparked a pro-abortion rights rally.
Longtime American activist and socialist organizer Leslie Cagan remarked, “It’s been different to know that in the eyes of the constitution and the court you’re not really a person and you don’t have sovereignty over yourself.” Practically all communities that have fought for a sense of rights have benefited greatly, but now everything is clinging to a thread.
The statement from Cagan was followed by, “I hope that those people and those communities are beginning to understand that if we don’t work together and move past the language of solidarity in which everyone does their own thing, none of our folks are going to win.” “We don’t realize how strong and deadly the force against us is as a whole.”
Cindy Greenberg, who participated in the protest on Saturday, stated that she believed those groups were not genuinely dedicated to the idea of a democracy.
It reminds Greenberg of the election of Trump, she added. “This entire time period has demonstrated that they are not. The unprecedented events of this week have demonstrated to us their willingness to sell each and every one of us out.
It was unusual to have a typical Pride celebration day, according to Lisa Ann Markuson, who claimed she brought her typewriter to the park to write poems for demonstrators assembled there. ‘Yay, we’re cool, we’re queer!’ is not the message. Coming out here and celebrating like it’s 2008 seemed absurd because it’s not. There is a desire to ignite something, yet there is also a feeling of estrangement and indifference.
“America is supposed to stand for freedom, but what is this? People are meant to believe they have freedom since there are numerous consumer options, while corporations have liberty.
According to Mel Melendes, being proud and demonstrating are synonymous. “I’m glad to be here when the more we speak up, the more the world sees what’s happening,” Elisa Buttafuoco continued, “If we weren’t battling, we wouldn’t be the LGBT movement. Abortion rights, transgender rights, and queer rights. Everything is connected.
Some participants in the march questioned if the demonstration would proceed in the same manner if the decision to abolish abortion rights initial strength the queer community.
Afrah Boateng stated, “As a minority community, it feels like we are protesting for everything. “It seems like there is a cause for protest every Pride season. It now caters to straight ladies and straight families. However, Pride apparently began as a protest, so it’s already there.
Most people, especially two-thirds of women, disapprove of repealing the national abortion rights set by the famous Roe v. Wade case, according to a CBS poll released on Sunday. Americans deem it a step backward for the US by a margin of more than 20 points.
Nine in ten liberals and most moderates disagree, while two-thirds of Hispanic Americans, three-fourths of Black Americans, and slightly over half of White Americans do as well. Younger people are most inclined to take a dim view.
The three-fourths of conservatives who do agree with the decision expressed optimism and joy.