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More than 300 people gathered in Union Square Park on Saturday to protest the US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the landmark abortion ruling Roe v. Wade.
A day after the Supreme Court sparked protests nationwide by overturning a ruling that had protected women’s rights to abortion for nearly 50 years, demonstrators gathered near the farmer’s market to denounce the decision. Many wore green bandanas, a symbol for the pro-choice movement in Latin America, while some held signs saying “Overthrow Roe? HELL NO!”
“I’m terribly upset about what’s going on in our country. I have always been an activist, and I feel it’s not my country anymore,” said protester Carol Silverman, a 79-year-old retired psychotherapist. “I’m angry. I’m frustrated. I’m not very optimistic.”
Gwen Lohse, a 17-year-old recent high school graduate, said fighting for abortion rights has no age limit.
“I’m volunteering with women, three, four times my age, and it’s so upsetting having to see them, who’ve already fought for it, work for it again,” the teen said.
“It’s really important to radicalize,” she added.
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The rally was organized by the advocacy group Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights.