“Do not touch our bodies”: day of mobilization to defend the right to abortion in the United States (photos)



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Phave touched our bodies! “: Thousands of demonstrators take to the streets of the United States on Saturday to defend the right to abortion, threatened by the Supreme Court which seems ready to go back 50 years after its historic decision to protect abortion.

“We are done with attacks on abortion. We are demonstrating today to say it loud and clear: don’t touch our bodies, ”said Women’s March in a tweet on Saturday, one of the organizations behind this great day of action.

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Some 450 parades are organized across the country, including large marches in Washington, New York, Chicago, Austin and Los Angeles.

In the capital, the parade started at 8 p.m. and headed for the Supreme Court building. At least 17,000 people are expected, according to the organizers.

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Even if it is supported by a majority of the population, according to recent polls, the right to abortion has been a very divisive social issue since the historic “Roe v. Wade” of January 1973, which protects the right of American women to terminate their pregnancies.

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Update on the situation

The Supreme Court, which must render its decision by the end of June on a Mississippi law limiting the legal deadlines for abortion, has been in turmoil since the beginning of May and the revelation by the Politico news site of a draft judgment. which, if adopted as is, will grant American states the right to prohibit or authorize abortions.

Abortion is already restricted in 23 Republican-led states, and more are awaiting a ruling from the Supreme Court, now firmly entrenched in conservatism, to follow that path.

Twenty conservative states have already promised to make it illegal, some even in cases of rape or incest, which would force women to travel thousands of miles to have an abortion.



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