NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Over one hundred demonstrators picketed outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a Federalist Society dinner in Midtown on Wednesday to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade — the 1973 ruling that enshrined abortion rights in the U.S.
Protesters gathered around 5 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the home of the Archdiocese of New York.
St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Basilica at St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, the church’s original location, have become the location of regular demonstrations for abortion rights.
The basilica regularly hosts Witness for Life, an anti-abortion groups that pickets abortion providers.
At Wednesday’s demonstration, a much smaller group of anti-abortion counter protesters prayed nearby.
About an hour after the protest started, the group marched about three blocks to the University Club to picket a Federalist Society event.
The Federalist Society is a right-wing legal advocacy group that has organized against abortion rights since its founding in 1982.
All six conservative Supreme Court justices — the same justices who voted to overturn Roe on Friday — are members of the Federalist Society.
The dinner was organized to showcase a new book from Bill Barr, the man who served as attorney general under former President Donald Trump.
Protesters shouted down attendees as they moved to enter the building, and police officers guarded the front door.
The protest was organized by New York City for Abortion Rights and the New York City branch of the Democratic Socialists of America.