Thousands of abortion supporters turned out across the United States on Saturday to defend Roe v. Wade following the leak of the draft opinion showing the Supreme Court voting to overturn the 1973 ruling. According to organizers, the 400 “Bans Off Our Bodies” demonstrations kicked off what they vowed would be a “summer of rage” if the Supreme Court overturns the abortion ruling, which would turn the issue back to states to decide.
Our Summer of Rage is officially beginning.— Women's March (@womensmarch) May 15, 2022
We’re prepared to rage for Roe all summer, culminating in a Women’s Convention in Houston, Texas.
We won’t rest until abortion rights are protected. Learn more about our Women’s Convention here: https://t.co/Faa6lnGu7k https://t.co/1GVANPP79b
Welcome to the Summer of Rage.— Women's March (@womensmarch) May 15, 2022
Yesterday was just the beginning. We’re staying in the streets and using the force of our movement to mobilize for abortion rights and more.
Text RAGE to 44310 to join us.
The protests were organized by a number of groups, including Women's March, Planned Parenthood, Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, and more.
“For the women of this country, this will be a summer of rage. Until our government starts working for us and codifies our right to an abortion, we will be UNGOVERNABLE,” tweeted Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of Women's March. “This is a fight for [abortion] rights. And it’s a fight we’ll win.”
For the women of this country, this will be a summer of rage.— Rachel O’Leary Carmona (@RachCarmona) May 14, 2022
Until our government starts working for us and codifies our right to an abortion, we will be UNGOVERNABLE.
This is a fight for aboriton rights. And it’s a fight we’ll win.
Conservatives questioned the strategy of promoting "rage."
Given the tragic events of this weekend, in Buffalo and California, I’m not sure why anyone would think “Summer of Rage” is a good thing. We need less rage in this country. https://t.co/PHuUg21zO2— Christina Pushaw ?? ???? (@ChristinaPushaw) May 15, 2022
"Summer of rage." Trying to imagine the news cycle that would commence if a major Republican organization promoted something like this. https://t.co/pF6ewT3l4z— Bonchie (@bonchieredstate) May 16, 2022