BOSTON – Hundreds of people demonstrated in Boston Friday night to protest the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Roe v. Wade case.
Protesters crowded into Park Street Station before marching across Boston to Copley Square.
“I feel very sad,” one woman told WBZ.
Another woman said, “I don’t think the government would be involved in what we do with our bodies.”
Rachel, who WBZ preferred not to use her last name, thinks it’s an important day. When she was pregnant in grad school, she made the decision to keep her child. “I kept it, it was given by the Lord and I was in luxury, I’ve been to WIC, I can’t imagine not having it in my life,” Rachel said.
While abortion is still legal in Massachusetts, politicians and reproductive rights advocates have gathered at State House with a warning, including Senator Elizabeth Warren.
“They won’t rest until they ban abortion throughout this country, that’s the battle we’re fighting,” Warren said.
Beacon Hill lawmakers are working on bills to enhance abortion access and provide protection for abortion providers in Massachusetts who are concerned that they may now be targeted to help out-of-state patients.