Dueling rallies clash in downtown Chicago over abortion rights

Dueling rallies clash in downtown Chicago over abortion rights

CHICAGO (TOC) — There have been abortion rights rallies across the nation Saturday, together with in Washington D.C.

This, after President Joe Biden signed an government order Friday to attempt to shield entry to abortion procedures. The chief order cannot restore what was un-done by the Supreme Court docket overturning Roe v. Wade, however works to restrict penalties towards those that seeks abortions in different states.

In Chicago, there have been dueling rallies this weekend, with these each for and towards abortion rights voicing their opinions.

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Either side met head-to-head right here at Dearborn and Adams, with law enforcement officials close by to maintain the peace.

“When abortion rights are underneath assault, what can we do? Arise! Combat again,” one group chanted.

It was a fierce conflict within the streets as sturdy phrases had been shouted from throughout Dearborn, counter-protesting this March for Life Chicago rally in Federal Plaza.

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“Folks want to face up for all times. Lots of people listed here are very enthusiastic and grateful that the Supreme Court docket made the appropriate selection,” stated Kyle Ferrebee.

One facet of Roe v. Wade, celebrating its finish, had been instructed to not have interaction with counter-protesters.

“I hope that, actually, overwhelmingly, they hear a message of affection,” Ferrebee added.

Advocates of the previous regulation now struggle for its return.

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“These individuals over there, they imagine they’ve the appropriate to inform somebody, like me, with a uterus, what I can do. And I feel that is not proper,” stated Sarah Blazer.

Because the weeks proceed to stack up because the court docket’s ruling, phrases from each side, Saturday appeared to solely drown one another out.

“All the selections they’ve made is like an insult on human rights,” stated Jennifer Freeman. “They need to roll every thing again, so I am scared!”

“There’s a goal for each single individual, and it motivates me each single day to know that I am standing up for a life,” stated Linda Carter.

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