The abortion rights rally on the fourth of July

ST. LOUIS – Hundreds of people protested on July 4 Roe’s recent Supreme Court reversal against Wade, ending federal abortion rights.

The fourth of July downtown festival was disrupted despite numerous peaceful protests.

Organizer Lauren Wright said she intends to choose the fourth of July to host this event.

“So, we chose Independence Day to symbolize that we don’t have the same level of independence that men have in this country and any of the people who can’t be born, and we’re going to fight,” Wright said.

Wright said the social media activity started and surprised so many people who came out in the heat.

“There’s a lot of energy here, and with this kind of organization, I feel like we can make a difference,” Wright said. “I know we can make a difference, and I think this crowd is a symbol of how this movement needs to be involved.”

Many people held up signs, and despite the intense heat, some people wore black to quote “mourning for the right to be lost.”

“It’s America’s birthday,” protester Shae Croffe said. “This is a day we celebrate, and we are happy for freedom, but sadly, last week, we lost our freedom as women. We have lost our right to choose, and we have to express that, and now is a good day to do that.

Police and EMS crew followed the people as they marched down Market Steet, finally protesting in the middle of the July 4 Fair St. celebrations. Some fairgoers told Fox 2 they weren’t happy with it.

“I don’t think it’s right. It’s a private party, ”said fair attendee Pete Butler. “We’re celebrating the fourth of July to have people running here shouting down the street, kids on Instagram.”

This is what Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski said for Roe V. Wade’s pro-choice side:

“The history of our country has taught us that no group of people should be legally classified as non -human. When they are, there are dire consequences for individuals and for society, and that is especially true of abortion. We need to be more determined than ever to walk with mothers in need. Anyone who feels overwhelmed by pregnancy should have places to turn for practical help. We need to be confident in providing that help. ”

Protesters will enter the fair legally with police supervision. Organizers said that while these protests will have an impact, the real impact will come from voting in the November election.

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