Thousands of protesters hit the streets across the country over the weekend after the U.S. Supreme Court decided to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade case.
As the pro-abortion rights community continued voicing its discontent and pain, anti-abortion rights activists celebrated victory.
President Biden said he will seek to protect women in the states that interfere with a woman’s access to abortion.
“Women must remain free to travel safely to another state to seek care they need,” he said. “My administration will defend that bedrock right. If any state or local official, high or low, tries to interfere with a woman’s exercising her basic right to travel, I will do everything in my power to fight that deeply unAmerican attack.”
While some states such as California work to protect the right to abortion, others are banning it. “Each state is going to sort these things out,” shared Republican Texas state Senator Bryan Hughes. “In Texas, we’re going to protect innocent human life in the womb.”
With Roe gone, many are wondering how other rulings such as gay marriage and access to contraceptives would be impacted. Justice Clarence Thomas has suggested those rulings should be re-examined.