Demonstrations to protest potential overturn of Roe v. Wade to take place across NYC this weekend
Thousands of New Yorkers are expected to take to the streets this weekend to protest the potential overturn of Roe v. Wade in the Supreme Court.
One planned protest will start Saturday outside the Brooklyn Bridge and make its way to Foley Square.
Planned Parenthood staffers will be joining the droves of protesters expected to be out, and they will be wearing green to stand in solidarity with women in Argentina who inspired the ‘green wave’ that helped decriminalize abortion in their country.
While New York has some of the strongest abortion access laws in place, the protest is about something much bigger.
“We don’t plan to be losing our right to abortion care here in NY,” said Nicole Margiasso, director of community organizing for Planned Parenthood. “We are not going to stop fighting for everyone in the country and across the world who deserves a right to choose what is best for their body and their own reproductive health care.”