Pro-Choice Activists Wear Roe V Wade T-Shirts to Support 1973 Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court recently accepted a case that could overturn Roe v Wade, the landmark decision granting women access to abortion services. Pro-choice activists rallied outside of the Court Monday in Washington to protest any decision that may restrict people’s constitutional rights; many were wearing green, an emblematic color for pro-choice movements.
Though a final ruling won’t come until late June or July, the Supreme Court has already stirred up debate with its leaked draft decision to overturn Roe v Wade. Justice Samuel Alito wrote in the 98-page document that legalizing abortion under Roe was “egregiously wrong,” giving states more power in controlling their abortion regulations if Roe is overturned by the court.
Guttmacher Institute estimates this decision will impact 22 states with laws restricting abortion, potentially setting off a constitutional battle over women’s bodies and their right to make health decisions for themselves. Many activists vow to fight back; one spokesperson from Planned Parenthood of Greater New York and Connecticut stated, “We will fight in every legislature, White House meeting room and court if needed.”
Activists across the nation have also been organizing rallies and marches, with some calling for mass protests on Saturday – marking 40 years since Roe v Wade passed. A Facebook page called “Save Roe v Wade” currently boasts 30,000 likes while its Twitter account has been tweeting since March to raise awareness about potential Supreme Court decisions overturning its landmark ruling from 1973.
Benedict Cumberbatch and other members of “Saturday Night Live” made an activist statement during its March 25 episode by donning T-shirts supporting the National Institute for Reproductive Health. Social Goods produced these t-shirts and has pledged $5 per purchase from Social Goods directly to this nonprofit organization – these options come in men’s, women’s and unisex styles for purchase.
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