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New Yorkers rally in Foley Square in response to Supreme Court possibly overturning Roe v. Wade

There's no word as to how the draft opinion got leaked, but the Supreme Court says it will conduct an investigation.

News 12 Staff

May 3, 2022, 10:01 PM

Updated 776 days ago

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New Yorkers gathered in Foley Square Tuesday to have their voices heard in response to the leaked draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court could overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion nationwide.
Chopper 12 was overhead as the crowd descended on Foley Square. Elected officials, concerned New Yorkers and actress/comedian Amy Schumer were all on hand.
"Women want more rights, more access to abortion, more freedom not less," says Schumer. "John Roberts and his court are spitting in our faces right now."
Councilmember Marjorie Velasquez, Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson and Attorney General Letitia James, who disclosed that she herself had an abortion, voiced their concerns.
"It is a fundamental right and don't get it twisted, even though the United States Supreme Court may get it wrong," said James.
Others shared personal stories about what they went through to get an abortion.
"It took me and my boyfriend almost a month to be able to purchase bus tickets to get on a Peter Pan Bus to Connecticut to get an abortion pill. It was only 3 1/2 weeks, but it felt like an eternity," said Athena, who spoke at the rally.
The court is expected to make a ruling before its term ends in late June or early July.


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