Pro-choice protesters take to the streets

Around 100 people rallied at a West Hollywood park Saturday afternoon and marched in protest of a possible U.S. Supreme Court ruling that would overturn federal abortion protections enshrined in the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision.

The mostly female demonstrators carried signs with such slogans as “We Won’t Go Back,” “My body My Choice,” “Abortion on Demand Without Apology” and “If It Isn’t Your Body It’s Not Your Decision.”

The group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights organized the protest which started around noon at San Vicente and Santa Monica boulevards, went to La Cienega Boulevard, Melrose Avenue, Robertson Boulevard and back to San Vicente, said Sgt. E. Jalvez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s West Hollywood Station.

Deputies provided traffic control to keep protesters safe, he said.

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights plans a national week of action starting Mother’s Day, building to a nationwide protest on May 14. “We refuse to let the U.S. Supreme Court take away abortion rights,” the group promises on its Twitter page.

“The leaked draft memo that states the Supreme Court has struck down #RoeVWade is an ATROCITY but It is not yet law & doesn’t have to be, but what they plan to do & will do if WE don’t stop them,” the group noted on Twitter.

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My Body My Choice
My Body My Choice
18 days ago

Wonder how the protests will go when the vaccine data becomes common knowledge and all these 18-40 yo women realize they won’t ever need another abortion

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
18 days ago

Thats a crazy hypothesis considering hundreds of thousands of women have gotten pregnant since getting vaccinated.

WehoFan
WehoFan
19 days ago

Larry, people are hesitant to criticize the owner of wehoville – But your piece was just virtue signaling and grandstanding. Abortion isn’t going anywhere, especially not in California. You should have avoided teaming up with a disingenuous councilman.

Larry Block
Admin
19 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

We post plenty of criticism, there are three owners and an editor, – the pages are open to all.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
18 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

“No one is forcing you to read this site” (these are your words, not mine)

🙂

WEHO Resident
WEHO Resident
12 days ago
Reply to  WehoFan

I agree with you about the disingenuous councilman part. However, standing up for the rights of 50 percent of the population isn’t “virtue signaling.” Plus, there are no guarantees any states will be able to allow abortions if a federal ban is passed in the years ahead. Can you guarantee we won’t have another Republican Congress and president at the same time at some point down the line? With Roe gone, that is a distinct possibly, especially as we get further and further divided into red states and blue states, with red states getting more of the electoral college votes,… Read more »

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