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Atlantans hit the streets in protest after Roe v. Wade reversal – Atlanta, Georgia

Atlanta, Georgia 2022-06-24 21:03:59 –

The Atlantans gathered at the Capitol on Friday and marched in protest of the reversal of the Roe v. Wade case.

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As a decision to overthrow the US Supreme Court Roe v. Wade Threatening access to potentially important healthcare for millions, shaking the country, and hundreds of Atlantans out on the streets Friday night in the heat and humidity to demand breeding rights I bravely confronted.

The Supreme Court’s ruling sent a shock wave of internal organs, especially through the Georgia abortion community. Pave the way The so-called “state”Heartbeat bill— Measures passed in 2019 to ban most abortions about 6 weeks after pregnancy —Only takes effect after years of court opposition.. When House Bill 481 finally becomes enforceable, the six-week limit will lift the distance of more than 200 miles between the average Georgian and the nearest abortion provider. (Most people don’t know they were pregnant 6 weeks ago.)

However, this week’s champion Liliana Bakhtiari, a member of the Atlanta City Council legislation It is trying to ban the use of municipal funds for the enforcement of the state’s abortion law, but still has hope. “The overthrow of the Roe v. Wade case is absolutely horrifying, but it’s still completely unbelievable, but many conservatives are being hunted down because of the overall increase in progressive ideology and effort. I feel, “said Bufftiari, adding that it is likely to inspire citizens who are not politically involved to hit the ballot box.

Outside the Georgia Capitol, a crowd of demonstrators pleaed for physical independence. Stand up; counterattack. “

Atlanta Low Reversal Protest

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After marching downtown, an ever-growing crowd paused in Underground Atlanta, choking on Prior Street and adding more songs and speeches. Sabel, the organizer of the advocacy group, standing on the bed of the pickup truck Raise four abortion rightsShouted with a megaphone. [the Supreme Court] To teach our girls and women how to control their bodies. “

Friday’s news, along with Republican Governor Brian Kemp, highlighted a long-standing ideological rift between the Georgia Capitol Museum and the Atlanta City Hall. declare The ruling is a “historical victory of a lifetime” and mayor of the Andre Dickens Democratic Party say it “I was fed up with this decision to falsely tell a woman that her body was not her own,” he said.

Atlanta Low Reversal Protest

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We also spotlighted how much Georgia could change or remain the same after the November elections.For example, Stacey Abrams, a Democratic governor candidate I swore “Defending women’s right to choose” and “Ensuring access to affordable and safe health care for all, including access to abortion.” Democratic Attorney General Jen Jordan, It was widely recognized after HB 481 gave a speech about her own miscarriage while passing through the Georgia Capitol.Also saying She will challenge the abortion ban law..

On the other side of the spectrum, Republican U.S. Senator candidate Herschel Walker Vice-governor has hope Bart Jones It advocates a total ban on abortion, that is, no tax exemption for rape and incest. (The pending HB 481 has the exception of rape and incest that submitted a police report.)

Despite her optimism, Bufftiari warned that court decisions could open locks for other legal rollbacks, including access to contraception and challenges to same-sex marriage decisions. Atlanta leaders must now work with neighboring governments to take responsibility for protecting the rights of women, as well as LGBTQ + communities and people of color, according to Bufftiari.

“We have to realize that we need to do this, just as we are all tired,” Bufftiari said.

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