'We can't stay quiet.' Pro-choice activists to rally to protect Roe v. Wade decision

Protesters voiced their opposition to the leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion across the court.

News 12 Staff

May 4, 2022, 1:27 AM

Updated 718 days ago

Share:

Dozens of people rallied outside the Nassau County courthouse Tuesday.
They voiced their opposition to the leaked draft opinion that suggests the Supreme Court could be poised to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade case that legalized abortion across the court.
Sharon Golden with the group, "Together We Will Long Island," says she "expected" it, but was still "horrified."
"We are stepping back 49 years," Golden says. "We're going back, we're going so backwards."
The rally called "I Dissent" started at 6:30 p.m. in Mineola. Those who came out chanted, waved signs and gave speeches and cars honked and people cheered in agreement.
"We have to stand out there with as many people as we can," Golden says. "We can't stay quiet, our voices have got to be heard, we have got to fight this anyway we possibly can."
Melanie D'Arrigo, Democratic congressional candidate for the NY Third District, says eliminating Roe v. Wade will affect people on the margins the most.
"The people that are struggling the most will be affected the most and not on our watch," D'Arrigo says. "So we're here today fighting for everyone."


More from News 12
0:43
Police: Illegal guns found inside Old Bethpage home; couple charged with criminal weapons possession

Police: Illegal guns found inside Old Bethpage home; couple charged with criminal weapons possession

1:45
Cool temperatures and cloudy skies on Long Island

Cool temperatures and cloudy skies on Long Island

0:24
Prosecutors: Bellport man pleads guilty to hit-and-run that seriously injured pedestrian

Prosecutors: Bellport man pleads guilty to hit-and-run that seriously injured pedestrian

1:08
Oldest Men’s Senior Baseball League player honors surgeon who saved his career

Oldest Men’s Senior Baseball League player honors surgeon who saved his career

1:17
Annual ‘Spring Dust Off’ car show to take place in Point Lookout

Annual ‘Spring Dust Off’ car show to take place in Point Lookout

1:56
Authorities: Nassau County police officer attacked by 2 men, pit bull in East Rockaway

Authorities: Nassau County police officer attacked by 2 men, pit bull in East Rockaway

0:36
Southampton police: Man arrested in Riverside machete attack that injured 24-year-old

Southampton police: Man arrested in Riverside machete attack that injured 24-year-old

1:10
Lawmakers in Albany pass $237 billion state budget, restore school funding

Lawmakers in Albany pass $237 billion state budget, restore school funding

0:28
Man who set himself on fire outside Trump trial dies of injuries, police say

Man who set himself on fire outside Trump trial dies of injuries, police say

Knicks beat 76ers 111-104 in Game 1 of playoffs. Brunson and Hart score 22 points and backups star

Knicks beat 76ers 111-104 in Game 1 of playoffs. Brunson and Hart score 22 points and backups star

Andersen, Noesen help Hurricanes push past Islanders 3-1 to open 1st-round NHL playoff series

Andersen, Noesen help Hurricanes push past Islanders 3-1 to open 1st-round NHL playoff series

0:42
'A Dream Prom Boutique' ensures Nassau high schoolers have prom of their dreams

'A Dream Prom Boutique' ensures Nassau high schoolers have prom of their dreams

0:43
Huntington’s Blue Line Deli & Bagels gives away free bagels to customers ahead of Islanders postseason

Huntington’s Blue Line Deli & Bagels gives away free bagels to customers ahead of Islanders postseason

0:18
Car crashes into back of oil truck in Long Beach

Car crashes into back of oil truck in Long Beach

0:19
Authorities: RV catches fire at park in Shirley

Authorities: RV catches fire at park in Shirley

0:28
Police: Levittown woman arrested for driving drunk with 2 children in vehicle

Police: Levittown woman arrested for driving drunk with 2 children in vehicle

1:13
CDC: Children ER visits increased last 3 years for accidental Melatonin ingestion

CDC: Children ER visits increased last 3 years for accidental Melatonin ingestion

2:05
Long Island native ID’d as person who set himself on fire outside Trump trial in Manhattan

Long Island native ID’d as person who set himself on fire outside Trump trial in Manhattan

0:37
Officials: Wildlife rehabilitator took raccoons into her Merrick home without required rabies license

Officials: Wildlife rehabilitator took raccoons into her Merrick home without required rabies license

1:42
FBI on alert as Jewish Long Islanders prepare to celebrate Passover

FBI on alert as Jewish Long Islanders prepare to celebrate Passover