Abortion rights supporters demonstrated in hundreds of marches and rallies across the country and in Michigan. They express outrage that the Supreme Court may soon strike down the constitutional right to abortion that has endured for nearly half a century.
And they express their fear of what this could mean for women’s reproductive choices.
Furious after a leaked draft opinion suggested the court’s conservative majority would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, activists have spoken of the need to mobilize quickly as Republican-led states are set to adopt stricter restrictions.
A large crowd gathered in Ann Arbor on the University of Michigan campus.
Cori Carr was there with her 13-year-old daughter. Carr wants her daughter to understand her fight for reproductive rights.
“My grandmother and my mother fought for this. It’s a generational battle and I want her to be empowered to act as well,” Carr said.
A small anti-abortion group held up signs and chanted behind the crowd.
In the nation’s capital, thousands gathered at the Washington Monument before marching to the Supreme Court, which is now surrounded by two layers of security barriers.