Abortion, Women’s Rights Activists Rally In New Haven Against Supreme Court Nominee

Abortion, Women's Rights Activists Rally In New Haven Against Supreme Court Nominee

More than 100 women, most wearing pink and purple shirts, broke out in jubilant cries on the steps of the New Haven County Courthouse, declaring their bodies were their own — and so were their reproductive choices. “We won’t back down. We have to fight. Abortion is a human right,” they chanted on Tuesday night. Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? The Yale Grad Is Trump’s Second Supreme Court Pick They gathered for the #saveSCOTUS rally, joining a string of protests nationwide with participants who argued that social justice issues — including women’s rights, immigration and health care — hang in the balance under President Donald Trump ’s Supreme Court justice nominee. Activists weren’t far from Yale Law School, where Judge Brett Kavanaugh graduated in 1990 and formed his conservative views on jurisprudence. The rally, featuring nearly 15 advocacy and grassroots groups from across the state, was coordinated ahead of Trump’s prime-time announcement Monday. It was a rebuttal, organizers said, of the president’s decision to nominate a pro-life justice who will possibly topple Roe v. Wade, which legalized access to abortions in 1973. Protesters held signs that read, “Don’t Criminalize Abortion” and “Protect Roe.” As traffic passed on Elm Street, some drivers honked in support, galvanizing the crowd. Megan Striff-Cave, 16, said her generation will be the most affected by Kavanaugh’s rulings. A volunteer for NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Striff-Cave said she attended the rally to show women they have a choice when it comes to health care options. “I’m hoping to […]

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