Nearly two weeks after a leaked draft opinion suggested the U.S. Supreme Court will overturn Roe v. Wade, hundreds of people gathered in Omaha Saturday to denounce the anticipated decision and reaffirm their commitment to protect abortion rights.
The demonstration outside the City-County Building was just one of many throughout the nation as local organizers billed the day as Roe v. Wade Day of Action. Wielding signs with messages like “Keep abortion safe and legal” and “No uterus, no opinion,” attendees rallied and heard from speakers who promised to keep fighting no matter what happens.
Saturday’s rally was at least the second one to occur in Omaha since the media outlet Politico broke the story of the draft opinion on May 2.
Support for personal choice was one of the common themes expressed by attendees.
“Women can make their own choices,” said Suzanne Ritchie, 59. “We shouldn’t have the court decide.”