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Protests in New York against Supreme Court abortion decision on 'Roe vs Wade': 'My rapist has more rights than me'

Protests in New York against Supreme Court abortion decision on ‘Roe vs Wade’: ‘My rapist has more rights than me’

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After the historic decision of the US Supreme Court to repeal a woman’s constitutional right to abortion, people took to the streets in New York, among other places, to protest. Near Washington Square Park, in Manhattan, at least 1,000 protesters gathered, and the crowd quickly grew. Procedures are also planned elsewhere in the United States.

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Protesters in New York carried banners reading “A rapist has more rights than me” and chanted “Abortion is a human right.” Several women’s rights organizations have called for the protest in New York.

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The US Supreme Court on Friday overturned A woman’s constitutional right to abortion. The conservative-majority court has cleared the way for the 50 states to decide for themselves whether abortion is permitted.

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A number of conservative states, including Missouri, South Dakota and Indiana, have already announced that they will cancel it. About half of the states are expected to pass legislation that limits the right to abortion in some way.

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Governors of some liberal states have announced that they want to protect abortion rights. In Sacramento, the state capital of California, Governor Gavin Newsom already signed a new law Friday that protects California abortion providers from civil court rulings in other states. It is, according to the governor’s office, “one of more than a dozen abortion-related laws that he will enact in the near future.”

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