‘Bans off our bodies’: Thousands march in Brooklyn and Manhattan to preserve abortion rights


Thousands of New Yorkers supporting abortion rights marched on Saturday to protest the potential Supreme Court overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

From Brooklyn to Manhattan, the city streets flowed with fury from the young and old alike. Spurred by the leaked draft opinion hinting that the conservative Supreme Court might throw out the nearly 50-year-old precedent, activists believe such a decision would prevent women in much of the country from legally obtaining an abortion.

Beginning at noon on May 14, the national day of action began with two rallies assembled in New York City — with one gathering at Foley Square, and another at Brooklyn’s Cadman Plaza.

Lugging signs decrying the Supreme Court and raising coat hangers–the iconic symbol of unsafe abortions after women used the household object to induced fetal terminations–New Yorkers made their demands clear: “Abortions on demand without apology.”