Published: 2022-06-25 11:25
Last Updated: 2022-08-14 00:43
Hundreds of pro-abortion rights protesters rallied in New York after judges struck down the right to abortion in a seismic ruling that shredded five decades of constitutional protections, according to AFP.
"The rights are secure here in the State of New York, we took action already, we allocated $35 million to support our abortion providers to be able to help our sisters across this nation find their way here. This is their safe harbor," New York governor Kathy Hochul told reporters at the rally.
The governor added, "This is the most reactionary, most reactionary Supreme Court, probably in the history of our nation. And I'm here to say, to the people of our state, we will band together, we will fight back."
"I'm 50 years old, and I thought I was grateful for the women older than me, and I never thought this was something that I would need to worry about losing this right in my lifetime. So it is shocking," a protester, Wendy Erhardt, told AFP.
Another protester, Andrew Reisman, said "Because the women's rights are human rights. And this decision is the first in a long line of decisions that's going to strip every single right from every single one of us."