Long Island demonstrators join 'Bans Off Our Bodies' nationwide rallies in support reproductive rights
Demonstrators rallied on Long Island and in cities across the nation in the face of an anticipated Supreme Court decision that could overturn a woman’s right to an abortion.
Tens of thousands of people attended the "Bans Off Our Bodies" rallies, which included one in Port Jefferson Station.
Nearly 500 demonstrators gathered at the intersection of Route 112 and 347 to voice their opposition to the possible overturning of Roe V. Wade. A leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court shows a majority justices in support of tossing the landmark decision.
There were also lots of car horns in support of demonstrators.
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The protest joined others across the nation and in New York state in support of a woman's right to choose.
Many demonstrators said they were stunned with the news of the leaked Supreme Court draft opinion. But Stony Brook resident Olivia Miller said she wasn't surprised after more conservative justices were appointed to the bench.
"We've sort of been anticipating this was going to happen. We're going to be out there, going to fight, they are not going to be able to take this away from us," Miller said. "With all of this resistance, they won't be able to get away with this. No reason this should be happening now."
There were also demonstrations in support of women's reproductive rights in Riverhead as well.