On Sunday, hundreds of marchers took to the streets in Montgomery, Birmingham and Huntsville to protest the abortion ban that Ivey signed into law. "Will something happen to me if I come for care?'" said Dr. Willie Parker, one of two doctors providing abortions at the Alabama Women's Center in Huntsville recently.
The earliest the law can go into effect is in November, and rights groups have vowed to challenge it in court.
If the nine-justice court takes up either case, it would give the conservative majority an opportunity to chip away at the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion nationwide and recognized a right under the U.S. Constitution for women to terminate pregnancies.
Politicians including Democratic Senators (and presidential hopefuls) Amy Klobuchar and Cory Booker joined the protests in Washington, D.C., and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton even tweeted about the demonstrations. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of NY.
"This nation was built on the backs and grown in the wombs of women, and our rights are not up for debate", Democratic Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley told the crowd.
"My parents were willing to let me ditch today because I am super passionate about this topic, " the high school junior said.
"I was so scared on this journey in the Bible Belt, and you put me at ease with no judgment", one read. "Organize, advocate and vote". That aspect of the law is dividing the GOP, as President Donald Trump and top congressional Republicans have all said that they support such exemptions from abortion restrictions.
Lauri Ploch, 67, came from Alexandria, Virginia, with a sign depicting a drawing of a uterus and the message, "Mine, not yours".
Referencing his faith, he's noted often that he believes his church's teachings that abortion is morally wrong but added that shouldn't dictate public policy.
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"I want to protect [the right to an abortion] for girls and women", Walthers said. "We have to get out, we have to fight this and donate to organizations like Planned Parenthood and the ACLU because we have to fight this legally".
Brandi Borgwat, 42, drove about 30 minutes from her home in Woodstock, Georgia, to join the protests.
"We have to fight them every inch of the way", said Shel Gerding. A television set to a cable news channel aired a segment about Alabama's abortion law.
Margaret Emerson, 70, said she needed an abortion when she was in her 20s.
Seth Moulton: Speaking to the crowd assembled in front of the Supreme Court, Moulton said that he's a Christian man who supports women.
Andrea Young is Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, which recently passed a law restricting access to abortion.
In Atlanta, protesters held signs reading "Our bodies, our choice" and "You, yes you: Run for office".
"The short answer is yes", she said.
Meanwhile, almost two dozen states and municipalities have sued the US Federal Government to stop a ruling that lets health care clinicians decline to provide abortions and other services that conflict with their moral or religious beliefs.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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