Wichita, Kansas 2022-06-26 00:16:58 –
Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Protests are taking place across the country after Friday’s groundbreaking 5-4 Supreme Court ruled to overthrow Law. v. Wade. Wichita organizers also hosted protests and rallies on Saturday.
“Guns have more rights than my body, which infuriates me,” says protester Lorisa Pritchard.
Men, women, men and women of all ages struck the streets of downtown Wichita to ensure their voices were heard.
The protest organizers claim that there are still many questions to be answered about abortion. Pro-choice proponents cite health problems such as pre-eclampsia. This is a common problem for pregnant mothers.
“It doesn’t necessarily save the baby,” said protest organizer Jenny Whiteman. “Both of them can still die from it. Why do I want to end this and try again for a healthy pregnancy to give birth to a healthy baby to give us both a chance? Can’t you? ”
Victoria Manuel warns that voting in Kansas may be about protecting all rights when it comes to women’s choices.
“It will be deprived of Plan B, contraception, all types of emergency contraceptives,” said protest organizer Manuel.
But Saturday’s protest message is clear — get out and vote on August 2.
The new Wichita organization wants to bring people to polls. Kansas Birth Justice Action launched a new program on Saturday. This is an initiative created by black and brown women. Some community leaders believe that these women’s groups are most affected by the recent Supreme Court ruling.
The group argues that this decision deprives mothers and infants of their health policies and women’s choices. Advocates said in the August election that they would focus on peer-to-peer networking to build a group of enthusiastic and informed voters. The organizers will also provide Spanish resources for Spanish-speaking voters to make decisions.
There must be a voice when looking at the systems that influence these disparities, “said Melody McRae Miller, President of Kansas Birth and Justice Action. “To ensure that our rights are not only taken seriously, we have a voice that is clearly expressed, that is, strong enough and loud enough, and that we have the foundation that I am ready to say. We need a voice, but we express the fact that we are going to fight for the right thing. ”
Even though the August vote was a challenge to women’s constitutional rights to abortion in Kansas, Whiteman said it was still a victory for pro-choice supporters.
“It shows that our children, our grandchildren, can fight,” Whiteman said. “They can stand on their own. They can stand up for their sisters, their aunts-they can stand up for their bodies. We can fight. Even if we win, we’re still going to fight. That still means something, it’s still important.
KSN News has contacted several professional life organizations for comment, but has not yet responded.
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