Pro-choice protests held around the nation

Abortion rights activists participate in a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the base of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies around the country urging lawmakers to affirm abortion rights into law after a leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court exposed a potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Abortion rights activists participate in a Bans Off Our Bodies rally at the base of the Washington Monument on May 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Abortion rights supporters are holding rallies around the country urging lawmakers to affirm abortion rights into law after a leaked draft from the U.S. Supreme Court exposed a potential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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In response to a leaked U.S. Supreme Court majority draft opinion that would overturn abortion protections covered by the Roe v. Wade ruling, protestors gathered from coast to coast Saturday.

Politicians, activists, celebrities and more joined the marches.

According to the “Bans Off Our Bodies” information, the demonstrations are being held to show the public’s support for abortion. According to a recent poll, at least 66% of the country is not in favor of Roe v. Wade being overturned.

“By this summer, 26 states could move to ban abortion – affecting 36 million women, plus more people who can become pregnant,” said a Planned Parenthood “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally page. “This is personal.”

Currently, the Supreme Court has a conservative majority, including three justices appointed by one-term former President Donald Trump.

“Today we march & rally to remind our anti-choice representatives that we’re ready to stand up & fight back,” said Democratic Texas congressional candidate Jessica Cisneros in a live tweet from the Bans off Our Bodies rally in San Antonio. Even as Roe stands, Texas has some of the most prohibitive abortion legislation in the U.S.

“I will be joining the #NYC rally today at Noon,” said Maya Wiley, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference civil rights organization. “We need all of us, who are the majority of this country, to stand up and demand our fundamental right to make decisions about our own bodies. Join a rally today!”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, an actress known for her roles on Seinfeld and Veep was also at the New York City rally.

“Hi, I’m marching today to let the Supreme Court know that 80% of Americans support abortion and see it as a healthcare issue,” she said in a video posted to Instagram while drums played in the background. Louis-Dreyfus also held up a sign with a quote from her Veep character Selina Meyer.

“If men got pregnant, you could get an abortion at an ATM,” it read.

New York Immigration Coalition members showed up to that rally as well.

In Washington D.C., Women’s March leaders spoke out against overturning Roe, and U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) spoke as well.

“We all know this is a crisis moment,” she said, according to a Planned Parenthood tweet. “When we fight, we win!”

There were also demonstrations in Atlanta, Ga., Colorado, Chicago, Ill., and more.

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