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IPFS News Link • Pro-life/Pro Choice

"We're Ready for a Post-Roe World!" and "We're Going to Win This...

•, by Annalisa Pesek

As the U.S. Supreme Court inches closer to its highly anticipated decision on an abortion case that will seal the fate of the controversial 1973 ruling Roe v. Wade, which made abortion legal on demand in America for nearly 50 years, some protesters at our nation's Capitol are saying, enough is enough, "we're ready for a post-Roe world!"

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion issue have been gathering for weeks in front of the Supreme Court in anticipation of the forthcoming decision in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization. This landmark ruling concerns a Mississippi law banning abortions after 15 weeks, directly challenging the constitutionality of Roe, and if the Court upholds Dobbs, it would effectively abolish Roe as a federal statute and send the abortion issue back to the states, where it first originated.

In Washington, D.C., both anti-abortion and pro-abortion groups have been marching, chanting, and praying amid a strong police presence, as tensions are rising. Early Monday morning, according to a Right Side Broadcasting report, the pro-abortion crowd was sizably greater, with one group attempting to shut down several streets around the grounds of the Court, currently walled in by a large, steel fence.

Police on bicycles and on foot created human shields to keep tourists safe, to separate the two groups, and to prevent protesters from blocking any roadways. Reportedly, they threatened to arrest protesters who attempted to shut down any part of the city.