Abortion rally held in Rochester
Rochester, New York — On Saturday afternoon, a pro-abortion rally was held in Rochester.
The rally, known as ‘March for Reproductive Justice,’ consisted of a protest and a march from Washington Square Park to the Liberty Pole.
The rally was described as “an intersectional, multi-racial, multi-cultural, multi-organizational march to uplift Black, Brown, & trans voices.”
According to organizers, the event was created in response to the SCOTUS draft leaked last Monday planning to overturn Roe v. Wade, taking away pregnant people’s rights to have legal abortions.
Taking away these rights won’t stop abortions from happening, but would instead make it more difficult and dangerous for black, brown, indigenous, and low-income people to receive abortions, organizers said.
In a statement posted to social media, organizers said:
“Everyone deserves the right to autonomy over their own body. This is no longer just a threat; the danger is here and we are in a literal fight for our lives. We must rise up with one voice and stop this assault on our freedom.”