June 24, 2022 . 6:3o pm. Washington Square.
All Out For Abortion Rights
“Divided Supreme Court overturns Roe abortion precedents”
(Link to National Constitution Center)
Took many pictures of the protest, cause there were so many signs. Lots of hidden gems spewed by the misinformed.
“Bodily Autonomy for Transgender Youth…” You’re not saving babies you’re killing WomXn”
Flickr Slide show- If not in a hurry, take the time to scroll thru the slide show and zero in on the crowd signage.
.Scheduled for 6;30 pm in Washington Sq. where the protestors had gathered much earlier.
The place was packed and had spilled into the street by 6:15. Forget filming speakers. (Not that they ever say anything new)
The crowd was young. Very white. And never stopped walking – fast- towards the Washington Sq arch. I couldn’t take pictures fast enough, as they hurried past me. Intensely, like ( the green sign) “Dykes 4 Abortion”
Happy. Smiling. 1973 T’s were popular
No intense anger as many hurried by. Just a crowd looking forward to the PARTY.
(Gays Against Guns, the day before, now THEY were ANGRY)
Of course, their signs were a different matter, like : “Adoptee FOR Abortion”, ” Republicans are for Li X e
News coverage always spoke of an angry crowd, not really, even though most of the signs were certainly pointedly snarky.
Political – they just can’t accept President Trump WAS legitimate.
“Globalize the Intifada” – He was part of the lefty Bike Brigade
Impatient for CHANGE signs.
Many were definitely anti-Religion
Some of the news coverage:
“A Florida judge has temporarily blocked a ban on abortions after 15 weeks that was set to begin Friday.
Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and abortion providers filed suit to stymie the law, arguing that it violated the state’s constitution.
Parties opposed to the 15-week ban pushed back against the legislation, asserting that the Sunshine State constitution guarantees the right to an abortion.
Their legal challenge leaned on a 1980 amendment that guaranteed a broad right to privacy. The state Supreme Court previously interpreted those rights to include access to abortion.” [NY Post]
Two Comments from NY Post article:
“So the legislature passes the fifteen week ban and the governor signs it. Maybe I am confused, but isn’t this exactly how SCOTUS said that this process is supposed to work? I could have sworn that is what they said in their ruling last Friday. Six days later a judge say’s “sorry….not happening”. Even though the process worked exactly as it is supposed to.” [comment 1]
“Socialicommimarxifascist” shifferbrains, following the U.S. Constitution is what judges are SWORN to do. Only in “socialicommimarxifascist” idiotland do people think otherwise.” [comment 2]
“Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement”
“Thousands of protesters converged in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park One cop estimated there were 17,000 people in the crowd.
New York Attorney General Letitia James (too male too pale Letitia ( 2/6/17) ” We’ve gotta stand up to the Federal Government. We’ve gotta stand up to bullies. We’ve gotta stand up to an administration that is “too male, too pale and too stale”)
On this day, June 24, she grabbed a bullhorn under the park’s renowned arch and slammed the Supreme Court as “radical.”
“Every movement in this country, every revolution we’ve ever experienced in this country, has not been led by elected officials, it’s been led by all of you who are here today to demand justice,” James told protesters.
“The only way we can respond to this political decision is a political response is to vote. Vote for those women who will not have rights to abortion. Vote for all those in harm’s way today. Vote against the Supreme Court of the United States, our radical right-wing Supreme Court.” [NY Post]
The Union Sq. March to Washington Sq. (link has great pics of the different rally locations) Protesters had also crowded Union Square to show anger over end of abortion rights.
++ Here we are, now, on July 2nd, and the nasty RUDE in-your-face leftists are definitely Behaving Badly:
Police push abortion rights activists out of the way, for religious anti-abortion March to proceed towards Planned Parenthood in Manhattan, New York.
Abortion Rights activists gathered to counter Witness for Life faith group.
Video by @KarlaCotePhoto (https://t.co/ofkQ8SdT7K) pic.twitter.com/4HeaEtpSVM
— Oliya Scootercaster (@ScooterCasterNY) July 2, 2022
And even nastier, pro-abortion protesters target Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s home:
“Impeach Expand Codify,” and “Liar” with a photo of Barrett printed underneath. Following the decision — which returns the issue of abortion to each of the 50 states —a number of states implemented so-called “trigger laws” that banned or restricted abortion with immediate effect. [NY Post]
SCOTUS security chief asks governors to halt protests at justices’ homes
“The Supreme Court’s security chief has asked officials in Maryland and Virginia to pull the plug on picketing and “threatening activity” outside justices’ homes — after the US Department of Justice dragged its feet on enforcing federal laws barring such protests. (The activist group Ruth Sent Us doxxed the court’s conservative justices in early May, when an unprecedented leak of a draft opinion revealed their plans to overturn Roe v. Wade.)” [NY Post]
And then … there’s THIS development:
‘Cause they FEAR this?: “Green-Haired, Morbidly Obese Leftist Women Call for Sex Strike Over Abortion Ruling (Terms that are very acceptable)
“And so one Twitter user posted a graphic that said: “Women of America: Take the pledge. Because SCOTUS overturned Roe v. Wade, we cannot take the risk of an unintended pregnancy, therefore, we will not have sex with any man — including our husbands — unless we are trying to become pregnant.” In response, another Twitter user wrote:
“Finally, you figured out how not to get pregnant, that wasn’t that hard was it?” Ouch!
Women of the Left, once again: your terms are more than generous and gratefully accepted.( Robert Spencer)
The young woman in the center is Fighting Fascism?
(The Lost Generation)
[Where indicated, pictures are property of Pamela Hall-VSB]