Protests to hit Seattle in response to Roe v. Wade overturning

Jun 24, 2022, 3:15 PM | Updated: 4:26 pm

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court...

Protesters gather outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, leaving it up to states to pass bans on abortion.

Multiple organizations in Seattle have responded by organizing protests later today and into the weekend.

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; states can ban abortion

The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) announced it will host a protest today at 5 p.m. at the Federal Building downtown, 915 2nd Ave.

“Our flyer argues that we cannot accept this unpopular attack from the Supreme Court, which is opposed by 69% of the population,” DSA said in a press release. “We can – and must – build a mass movement to defend and extend reproductive rights. Toward that end, our flyers and picket signs urge activists to pressure mass organizations, particularly Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March organization, and AFL-CIO, to use their authority to call a Million Person March on Washington in September.”

“DSA on our own cannot call a Million Person March, but we can pressure bigger organizations to do this,” the organization’s press release continued.

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights is hosting a protest today at 5 p.m. as well, located at Westlake Park on 401 Pine St. A second protest will be held at the same time and place on Saturday as well. Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights is conducting protests across the nation in 16 cities.

Shout Your Abortion‘s (SYA) protest will be held at Yessler Terrace Park on 903 Yessler Way today at 5 p.m.

“SYA is normalizing abortion and elevating safe paths to access, regardless of legality,” the company said in a press release. “SYA makes resources, campaigns, and media intended to arm existing activists, create new ones, and foster collective participation in abortion access all over the country.”

In contrast to Rise Up 4 Abortion Right’s Satuday protest, Students For Life will host an anti-abortion rally tomorrow, Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Washington Capitol campus in Olympia (416 Sid Snyder Avenue).

“Our nation’s most egregious sin, one that cost more than 63 million innocent lives, has finally been righted,” Students For Life said in a press release. “It’s time to celebrate and buckle down to do more work.”

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Protests to hit Seattle in response to Roe v. Wade overturning