Maxine Waters vows to defy Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade was lifted

US Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) joined an anti-abortion protest outside the US Supreme Court building on Friday, where she said women will “resist” the court after it’s landmark has overturned Roe v. calf Decision.

“See this turnout here? They haven’t seen anything,” Waters told Reuters journalists, who were live-streaming the protest. “Women will control their bodies no matter how they try to stop us.”

“To hell with the Supreme Court! We will stand up to them!” she explained.

“Women are going to be in control of their bodies, and when they think Black women are intimidated or scared, another thought comes to mind. Black women will be out in droves! We’ll be out by the thousands! We’ll be out by the millions! We will make sure we fight for the right to control our own bodies!”

In a historic 6-3 ruling, the Supreme Court overturned its previous decisions roe and Planned Parenthood vs. Caseyending all federal protections for abortion.

“The Constitution grants no right to an abortion; Roe and Casey are suspended; and the authority to regulate abortion is restored to the people and their elected representatives,” Judge Samuel Alito wrote for the majority.

The implication of this decision is that all 50 states are making individual decisions about how to regulate abortion. In pro-life Republican-led states, abortion is likely to be severely restricted or banned altogether. In fact, thirteen GOP-run states have so-called trigger laws banning all or most abortion that may now go into effect. Missouri became the first state to do so on Friday.

Democrat-led states, like Waters’ home state of California, will most likely go the opposite way, dramatically expanding access to abortion. In May, after a draft of Alito’s opinion was leaked to the media, California and New York advanced legislation to expand access to abortion and even fund abortion with taxpayers’ money.

Waters promised Democrats would take further steps to protect abortion after the court’s ruling.

“We will do our best and try everything to overcome what they did to us today,” she said.

At the start of the protest, she said the left would rally women to vote in the upcoming midterm elections and promised legislation would be passed to protect abortion rights.

“We will not be intimidated. We will fight. We don’t go backwards, we go forward. I don’t care what this vote is today, they can’t stop us. We will control our lives,” Waters said.

“We will do everything we can do. We will keep organizing. We will give away a large number of women. We’ll see if we can get something on the ballot soon. ” Maxine Waters vows to defy Supreme Court after Roe v. Wade was lifted

Laura Coffey

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