Seattle Protests Abortion-Rights Reversal

2022-06-24 Hardly Raining

Thousands gathered outside Seattle’s Federal Building to protest yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned abortion rights. As part of a national response to the expected ruling, local organizers had planned rallies across western Washington.

"I don't regret my abortion"
“I don’t regret my abortion” (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
"Bans off my body"
“Bans off my body” (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
"My body, my choice"
“My body, my choice” (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses the crowd.
Councilmember Kshama Sawant addresses the crowd (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

Event speakers included local abortion-rights leaders and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant. Protesters then marched through downtown, chanting “Not the church, not the state, we will decide our fate,” “Pro-life, that’s a lie, they don’t care if people die,” and “Fuck the SCOTUS.”

Marchers protest near Seattle's Federal Building.
Protesters march near Seattle’s Federal Building (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).
"Depose the fascist cult"
“Depose the fascist cult” (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn)
"Women won't go back"
“Women won’t go back” (photo: Lisa Hagen Glynn).

More rallies are planned for today, including an event at Westlake Center at 5:00 p.m.

Protesters chant, “Abolish the court.”

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