Hundreds of pro-choice activists gathered in front of the Supreme Court in Washington D.C. on Wednesday to demand that justices rule against possible Louisiana abortion restrictions in the first landmark abortion case since the appointment of Judges Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch.
«I had the privilege of always knowing I could access abortion care. Just knowing I would never be forced to carry... Еще a child I did not want — knowledge men carry 24/7 — left me free to dream, free to pursue, free to become the woman I am standing here today,» said actress Elizabeth Banks.
«Abortion care cannot be just a privilege preserved for those in the right state, the right economic class. It must be a right,» she added.
«Here is a memo to Donald Trump and his appointees to this court. This is what America looks like, and America is for reproductive rights,» said Senator Blumenthal. «America is for the principle: My right, my decision!,» he added.
The case «June Medical Services v. Russo» will determine whether Louisiana can require that doctors need to have “admitting privileges” for abortion services at nearby hospitals. Activists say the requirement is intended to reduce access to abortions and will be detrimental to women's safety.