Rally for reproductive rights rally held in New Haven

Rally for reproductive rights rally held in New Haven
Published: May. 3, 2022 at 8:10 PM EDT|Updated: May. 3, 2022 at 11:40 PM EDT
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NEW HAVEN, CT (WFSB) - Dozens covered the outside section of the courthouse in New Haven to protest Tuesday night.

They later took to the streets and decided to march across the downtown area, at times blocking traffic. The protestors marched until they reached Yale Law School, where Justice Samuel Alito, the man who wrote the leaked opinion, attended school.

The building is also connected to Yale Alumnus Justice Clearance Thomas, who reportedly voted to overturn Roe V. Wade.

Some of the signs people were holding read “my body my choice,” “keep abortion legal,” and “aborto seguro y accessible,” which translates to “the need for safe and accessible abortions.”

A lot of people are angry about the draft opinion released last night.

“There should not be a forced birth. You are forcing people who are not old enough or have the economic viability to care for a child,” says Lisbeth Toth of Seymour.

She says she was shocked to learn the supreme court could drop a federal law that leaves abortions up to the states.

“A lot of people think that abortion rights are centered around women. But it’s like once this is out and once this happen, it’s going to open the flood gates on everything. Medical privacy, whether or not you can get a vasectomy as a man” says New Haven Resident Scott Brown.

The court released a statement and they say this document is authentic but, “it does not represent a decision by the court or the final position of any member on the issues in the case.”

“It’s really dangerous because we will not have anywhere safe to go if somebody wants to do an abortion. Not only that, it’s a decision why those people, why men have to make a decision for women. They don’t know anything,” says protestor Nayeli Garcia.

People are grateful Connecticut has already passed laws supporting abortion and reproductive rights but they say it shouldn’t be a state by state decision.

Protestors are also afraid it started with abortion, but they think rights like same sex marriage could be next.

The Supreme Court released a statement which says the leaked document was authentic, but a decision was not yet made on this case.

Rally for abortion rights held in New Haven