Threat to Roe v. Wade sparks nationwide protests

Dozens of protests across the United States were triggered by the publication of a draft opinion by Justice Samuel Alito suggesting the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that legalized abortion nationwide.

Video transcript

- My body!

- My choice!

- My body!

- My choice!

- My body!

- My choice!

- We will not go back! We will not to back!

- I'm here because abortion is health care. I'm here because I want to make sure that my children have access to the same health care that we've been entitled to for the last 50 years.

- Don't like abortions? Get a vasectomy! Don't like abortions? Get a vasectomy!

[CHEERING]

- My body, my choice.

- Their body, their choice.

- My body, my choice.

- This is the Austin Police Department. You're violating state law. You must move out of the roadway immediately.

- We won't go back!

- We won't go back!

- They are not looking out for the best interests for women around the world. They can go and shove it.

- Because when human rights are under attack, what do we do?

- Stand up! Fight back!

- What do we do?

- Stand up! Fight back!

- What do we do?

- Stand up! Fight back!

- This is what community looks like.

[CROWD CHEERING]

- Legalize abortion in America!

- This right here is the power of the people. We have the power.

- I was absolutely devastated because I was part of the original-- years and years ago, when we were fighting for Roe v Wade. It was just like-- it's struck me in my heart. It was just devastating.

- Rollers. Start pushing that way.

[SIRENS BLARING]

Roe can not go! Roe can not go! Roe can not go!

Our goal is to create a safe and engaging place for users to connect over interests and passions. In order to improve our community experience, we are temporarily suspending article commenting