At least 10,000 people turned out for the main protest in Washington. Thousands of women march in the United States in defense of abortion rights.
With banners, music and protest T-shirts, a tide of thousands of women took to the streets this Saturday in different cities of the United States to protest against the laws that conservative states such as Texas have passed to restrict abortion, legal since 1973.
Organizers announced more than 600 marches across the United States and expected at least 10,000 people to turn out for the main protest in Washington.
Demonstrators from all corners of the country arrived at the march in the capital, including a delegation of about twenty young people with a banner in the blue, red and white colors of the Texas flag and a message: “Don’t mess with women! from Texas!”
All protested against the law that that state approved a month ago and that practically ends the right to abortion by prohibiting this intervention at six weeks of gestation, when the heartbeat of the fetus can be detected, although many mothers do not even know if are pregnant.
Among the young protesters was the Hispanic Zaida Carballo, 21, originally from the border city of McAllen, and who believes that women should have the right to a safe abortion, in addition to considering that it is a decision about her own body in the that “no one” should intervene.
Despite her beliefs, she had doubts about whether to attend the march because she grew up in a conservative Catholic family, in which talking about women’s reproductive rights was a “taboo” topic.
Thousands of women march in the United States in defense of the right to abortion.