Hundreds of Pro-choice Activists Take to the Streets of Washington D.C.

"Pro-Choicers" by thecrazyfilmgirl

Monday was turbulent this week in Washington.

Activists rushed toward the Supreme Court to protest the possibility of the Roe v. Wade decision being overturned, a move that could possibly illegalize abortion across the nation.

The protesters have been heard chanting “abortion is healthcare,” while others shouted slurs at the justices of the Supreme Court in charge of the decision.

This quickly led to the appearance of counter-protesters in the same area.

“LPJ Fake Health Center Photo 2” by New Voices

Murdering unborn children is trending again

This extremely divisive issue has plagued US media and courtrooms for nearly 50 years.

The Roe v. Wade case was integral to the Democrats’ vision of the United States where ending a child’s life prematurely is an act of “healthcare.”

A poll conducted last year by the Pew Research Center allegedly shows that 59% of all US adults believe the gruesome act should be legal in most cases, whereas only 39% were against the idea.

This points to a massive discord between the data used and actual opinions of US citizens.

The fact of the matter is, if Justice Alito’s draft makes it to the final decision, overturning Roe v. Wade, over half of the 50 states are expected to illegalize abortion, making the act a felony by US law.

The activists, well aware of this possibility, chanted and waved signs at the courthouse, which was blocked off by a barricade while a handful of armed police officers defending the premises.

One such protestor was Abby Korb, a 23-year-old grad student who claims to have been “in shock” when she heard the news.

She said she immediately rushed to the scene to defend her rights as a woman, some of which are, according to her, being taken from her every day.

Distasteful “coathanger method” signs among the pro-choice crowd

Other women at the scene were visibly angry; some of them even held up distasteful signs depicting a bloody coathanger.

This referenced the extremely violent and unsafe “DIY method” some women have resorted to in order to murder the life growing inside them.

This sign was but one in a sea of similar ones, equally as disturbing, all waved by the men and women who wouldn’t have been, had their parents chosen to end their lives prematurely through the act of abortion.

On the other hand, anti-abortion activists were seen celebrating, chanting “You don’t care if people die” at the agitated pro-choice crowd.

Some activists like Claire Rowan, a 55-year-old mother of seven, stated she hopes the Roe v. Wade decision gets overturned.

The brunt of the impact is expected to fall on the Republican-appointed justices who voted to overturn the decision. Rep. Nancy Pelosi claimed the move will be “one of the most damaging decisions in modern US history.”

Currently, four other justices voted alongside Justice Alito.

While the decision is still in its draft form, both Christian conservatives and many Republican officeholders have been calling for Roe v. Wade to be overturned for years.

Even if the vote does pass, liberal-run states are expected to keep their abortion laws as they are.

Republican states like Oklahoma are already making moves to illegalize the act, making it a felony.