Abortion rights protest in Batavia
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) – It’s day three of nationwide protests after the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Hundreds of abortion rights activists showed up at Batavia City Hall on Sunday after SCOTUS overturned the federal protection on abortions.
Demonstrators say they are worried that this is just the first domino to fall. Several abortion rights protestors spoke:
"There are going to be a whole lot of other people who are going to lose a whole lot of other rights if we don’t figure out how to stop this,” said Sue Kinney.
"I don’t think we should be having to fight the battles that our grandmothers already won. Abortion is healthcare. Abortion is necessary. And they won’t stop here,” Erica O’Donnell said.
"Who are you to jam your religious beliefs down my throat and tell me that I’m going to hell over healthcare, or that my daughter doesn’t have the same rights that I have, and my mother had and my grandmother fought for? I’m angry,” Gabby Smith exclaimed.
Republicans have largely praised the decision, calling it a victory for life.