Protests Slated Around Chicagoland After SCOTUS Overturns Roe V. Wade

CHICAGO — As the swift response to Friday morning’s Supreme Court resolution overturning Roe V. Wade continues to pour in, a number of protests are scheduled for the larger Chicago space talking out towards the court docket’s resolution to strip girls nationwide of the proper to have an abortion.

Several marches have been introduced for Friday night, together with in downtown Chicago, Wheaton, and Naperville, organizers introduced on Friday.

The occasions will happen as state leaders, together with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and others have stated that Illinois will stay a sanctuary for girls who need to have the process carried out in Illinois. Friday’s 6-3 court docket resolution opens the door for states to make the process of terminating a being pregnant unlawful.

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Several teams, together with the ACLU of Illinois, the Chicago Abortion Fund, and Equality Illinois, will take part within the protest that’s scheduled for five:30 p.m. and Federal Plaza, which is situated on the nook of Adams and Dearborn streets.

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“While the specifics of the court’s ruling will be dissected over the coming hours and days, this much is clear: The court has shown its contempt for the overwhelming majority of Americans who support legal abortion and Roe v. Wade,” Gina Rozman-Wendle, president of Chicago National Organization for Women (NOW) and an activist with Chicago For Abortion Rights, stated in an announcement.

“The court has confirmed people’s fears that the majority of its justices, rather than following sound judicial principles of the right to privacy and bodily autonomy versus heavy-handed government control, have chosen to side with the most extreme anti-abortion zealots.”

Pro-Life supporters, together with these from March For Life Chicago,held a information convention at a downtown lodge, celebrating the choice. At the occasion, Anna Kinskey, Associate Director of weDignify & the March for Life Chicago, stated Friday’s resolution corrects the Supreme Court’s “aggregious” errors of fifty years in the past.

“Today is a momentous day for human rights in America,” Kinskey stated on the information convention. “Today, thousands of children and their families are protected against the violence of abortion.”

Pritzker and Lightfoot on Friday each blasted Friday’s excessive court docket resolution, saying that partisan politics have stripped away the legitimacy of the court docket.

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In the suburbs, a pair of occasions, together with one in Wheaton at 5 p.m. and one other in Naperville at 5:30, are scheduled to happen.

The Naperville occasion, deliberate by the League of Women Voters Naperville, the American Association of University Women, the National Council of Jewish Women, and Naperville NOW, was introduced through Twitter shortly after the information of the Supreme Court’s resolution.

“We’re mad as hell!!” the flier posted on AAUW Naperville’s Twitter web page learn. “It is our body and our decision if we need or want an abortion!!!!”

The Wheaton protest will start on the Henry J. Hyde Judicial Office and can then make its option to the early voting website on the DuPage County Fairgrounds, organizers stated.

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“Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has been taken over by anti-choice zealots who have no respect for the Constitution, we must make our voices heard loud and clear in the voting booth,” stated Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-Glen Ellyn), who can be in attendance on the Friday night rally. “The Republican Party has declared open war on American women’s rights. We need to let them know that we won’t go back – not today, not ever.”

  • Wheaton Protest: 5 p.m. June 24 — Participants will meet on the Henry J. Hyde Judicial Office Facility, 505 N. County Farm Rd. for the rally after which make their manner on foot to the early voting website situated at DuPage County Fairgrounds, at 2015 W. Manchester Rd.
  • Naperville Protest: 5:30 p.m. June 24The rally can be held close to Burger King on Washington Street.
  • Chicago Protest: 5:30 p.m. June 24 — at Federal Plaza, which is situated on the nook of Adams and Dearborn streets.
  • Chicago Protest: 5 p.m. — 10300 S. Western Ave. as a protest sponsored by a number of teams together with Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, Women’s March, and others will happen.

Patch editor Lisa Marie Farver contributed reporting to this story.

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