Revocation of abortion rights: wave of support for American women

WASHINGTON | Americans, who feel like second-class women since abortion rights were revoked, are far from the only ones fighting this long battle.

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“I had the right to an abortion when I was 21. I had the right to make my decisions. On Friday, when the decision was announced, I realized that we women now have fewer rights than human corpses because we must have consented to the organ removal,” raged Donna Garon, 53.

Amid the crowds protesting outside America’s Supreme Court yesterday morning, this woman who works at a Maryland abortion clinic struggled to hide her tears of anger behind her sunglasses.

“When the decision was made, I lay on the floor and cried all the tears in my body. I had to explain to my son that our government just took away my right to do what I want with my body,” she adds.

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mobilization

The only thing that consoles her today is to see that she is far from alone in her mobilization. Be it men or even religious organizations, everyone sticks together in the four corners of the planet.

“All over the world, across the country, people are standing up to offer help. We continue to look out for each other like we did against Wade before Roe and of course we will continue to do so,” she adds confidently.

At the clinic where she works, there has been a nearly two-month wait to get an abortion appointment, she explains. She already fears that demand will explode in the coming days.

“Any opportunity to help the world, legal or not, I would take. If I have to send birth control pill greeting cards, I’m happy to do so. If I had to cross the border of certain states to women, I would do it,” starts Mme Young.


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ideological struggle

While the pro-choice demonstration passed peacefully, young anti-abortion protesters returned late in the afternoon to celebrate their “victory” under the watchful eye of police officers in the capital.

“They come to cheer while we mourn,” shouted one protester.

Knowing that the whole world is watching their country today, the pro-choice protesters are reminding that it only took one man to overthrow women’s rights.

“Never take your rights for granted and keep fighting for them. With the rise of the far right, Canada could also be the next country to challenge women’s rights,” warns Ms.me Young.

Men agree too


Men were clearly visible at the demonstration yesterday.

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Men were clearly visible at the demonstration yesterday.

WASHINGTON | Hundreds of men have come to join their voices with thousands of women demonstrating outside the United States Supreme Court in Washington since Friday.

“I’m here for my sisters, for my friends, for my mother, for my grandmother, for all the women who fought and still have to fight today. We must help them be heard in the United States on this day of mourning,” said Akeem Raemon Adams, a Washington resident who was met by Le Journal in front of the imposing monument in front of the United States Capitol.

Like him, hundreds of them were shocked when the country’s highest authority revoked the right to an abortion it had acquired almost 50 years ago. Amid hundreds of protesters, it’s impossible not to overhear these husbands, spouses, boyfriends, brothers and fathers as they chant “your body, your choice.”

“If I’m here today, it’s because my mother chose to have me. And the most important thing is that these women have a choice,” said Rusty, 35.


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help women

In addition to supporting women, he says he will do whatever it takes to help those living in states where voluntary abortion has become or will become illegal.

“If they need to be taken to a safe place, if I need to mail them and order birth control pills myself, I’ll be happy to do that,” he adds.

The same goes for Mr Adams.

“Since Friday I have started to mobilize to help the women around me, at least morally and emotionally. I want them to know they are not alone,” he said.

It was impossible for Nathan Hall not to demonstrate when he is the father of two young girls.

“I fear what the government and the future hold for my children. I don’t want them to live in fear of what might happen to them,” he says.

According to several protesters, the fight has only just begun because they want to show the judges that they are far from representing the majority of Americans.

“We will stand up, it’s far from over,” said Akeem Raemon Adams.

The beliefs of a minority are imposed on all

WASHINGTON | Religious groups defending women’s freedom of choice say they are devastated by the Supreme Court’s decision and fear it will do irreparable harm.

“This is a catastrophic moral failure for our country. Today, people from all walks of life, all cultures and all religions must break away from minority beliefs,” laments Sheila Katz, president of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW). protocol.

Not in the Bible

The same applies to the organization Catholics for Choice.

“There’s nothing in the Bible that talks about abortion, so I don’t know what God told them to do to force it. We’re talking about a certain ideology here that belongs to the most radical fringe,” explains association president Jamie Manson.

According to the latter, 60% of Catholic Americans opposed the historic reversal of the Roe v. Calf.

“For some religions like Judaism or Islam, abortion is legal. There is a real need for certain religious movements to stop lying and making people believe that abortion is against belief, that it is a lie,” she adds.

distress


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Since Friday, the day the United States Supreme Court released its decision to overturn abortion rights, religious groups have been crumbling under emergency calls from women in their community.

This applies in particular to the organization Faith Choice Ohio, which, among other things, works to integrate the question of abortion into religion regardless of denomination and to help those who want to have an abortion.

“We now know that people will have to travel miles, need money, and will need help and support to have abortions outside of our state. We will be there for them,” promises CEO Elaina Ramsey, whose organization has started a fundraiser.

Religious organizations are mobilizing together across the country, trusts Mme Katz and Mme manson

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