Reproductive Rights Advocates Set Rally For Sunday

In the wake of today’s Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, local reproductive rights activists organized.

DefenDemocracy of CT announced a “Rally Against Regression” for this Sunday (June 26). It’s set for 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge over the Post Road in downtown Westport.

49 responses to “Reproductive Rights Advocates Set Rally For Sunday

  1. Ariane N Ladd

    Heartbreaking decision. Thank you for responding so quickly.

  2. Nancy cleveland

    Thank God the Supreme court has ruled that exterminating the unborn is not a right. Too many wonen use abortion as a form of birth control. The precious unborn have been given the gift of life. They cannot speak for themselves. People need to educate themselves about what exactly happen during the barbaric procedure. It is heartless.

    • Tracy MacMath

      The operative word in your comment is “G-d”. We do not live in a theocracy, but we are fast becoming one. What a woman does with her own body is no one else’s business. This is not just about women’s rights; it’s also about religious freedom. Those of us who are not Christian are being forced to abide by Christian religious beliefs. This decision is wrong for two reasons: it essentially establishes an official state religion, and it makes felons of women and their doctors, but not the men who got those women pregnant to begin with.

    • Russell Gontar

      The guy sitting on death row was also given the gift of life but for the past 49 years I have never heard of a single instance of the fake pro life crowd objecting to that. Hypocrites.

    • Dermot Meuchner

      Using abortion as birth control is a fallacy spread by Christian Taliban like yourself. Keep your god to yourself lady.

    • Nancy, most of the unwanted babies belong to the poor and, once born, your conservative allies are the ones who bitch and moan about them on welfare and Aid to Dependent Children. So I do not follow your schizophrenic post.

  3. Isabelle Breen

    So the Supreme Court just said, we can’t kill the unwanted babies, but we can allow murderous weapons so that wanted children get killed? Do I have that right?

    • Over the last 50 years, one in every 6.1 million children has been killed by a gun at school. Care to look at the drug overdose numbers during that same period?

  4. Susan Iseman

    Have the child and then we’ll shoot it at school. That’s basically what scotus and the republicans are saying. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

  5. Remember, if you are outraged, you have been emotionally triggered, and in the process of being manipulated psychologically. Either side of any debate, cool heads prevail…

  6. This is abortion decision no assault on anybody. It simply corrected bad law. Not one word of the decision restricts abortion. Millions of children will still be aborted. This just keeps the federal government out of our lives! No federal overreach on abortion, vax mandates, gun control, community real estate, population density or any other federal dictatorial attempt to subordinate state’s rights.

    • John D McCarthy

      “This just keeps the federal government out of our lives!” You are clearly not paying attention.

    • Tracy MacMath

      Abortion, vax mandates, gun control – you’re basically against anything that helps people stay safe and sane.

    • You have successfully convoluted and sidetracked the issue and interjected “states rights” that is wholly irrelevant to the issue of abortion, women’s rights and women’s reproductive rights. Have you suffered so much over the last fifty years over a federal law providing protections for women in this specific regard ?

  7. Russell Gontar

    Why don’t you tell that to the 11 year old child who was raped and impregnated by her daddy. Now, she may or may not be able to terminate her FORCED PREGNANCY, depending on what fiefdom she happens to reside in. For those still playing along at home, a fetus is neither a child or a baby. You can claim the moon is made out of blue cheese all day long, but it won’t make it so. Care to use your last name?

  8. Jaclyn Jeffrey

    Abortion as a form of birth control is a long-standing myth that has been debunked time after time with quantifiable data. Today’s decision opens the floodgates on further assaults on individual liberties and freedoms… Justice Thomas has called for a review of decisions on contraception and same-sex marriages. Keeping the government out of our lives, hardly. On a positive note I am delighted to see large corporations stepping in and using their own resources to ensure employees have access to safe abortions. Lastly, the irony is hard to ignore… The precious unborn have been given the gift of life? Yet, at the same time those politicians who fought hard against the right to choose fight equally hard against gun control. So, I guess the precious unborn have been given the gift of life until it is no longer convenient.

  9. Do you know what percentage of abortions are incest or rape? It’s tiny. Have you even bothered to look to see if there are exceptions in the abortion law states? No, of course you haven’t…but there are in many. But for the few states that don’t have those laws, I guarantee there are people, MANY PEOPLE out there who will love that child and make it their own.

    • John McCarthy

      Curious how many kids you have adopted?

    • Russell Gontar

      The percentage of rape pregnancies doesn’t matter a single iota to those who have been assaulted. Nice try at deflection.

      Just so we’re clear, you’re okay with you with forcing your own 11 year old child to bear her rapists baby? How pro life is that! And again, a collection of cells is neither a child or a baby and please stop trying to force your views down the uteruses of American woman like you’re the American taliban.

    • Tracy MacMath

      If you don’t approve of abortion, don’t have one.

  10. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You.

  11. I’m not forcing you anywhere. I just want the federal government out of my personal business. These are States decisions. You should want that as well. Let the states make abortion decisions. Live in the one you like.

    • Russell Gontar

      That’s right, let the states decide, like they decided who got to vote and when and where they got to vote. Until the Voting Rights Act of 1965 told the confederacy, not so fast, jack. Should states also decide who gets to marry whom, or should we go back to the good old days of miscegenation and anti gay marriage? If you’re outlawing what women can do with their own bodies you are absolutely forcing a limitation on them. Don’t play word games with me, son.

  12. None, but we had our own and didn’t feel financially able to support more; however, I worked with a Foster Care/adoption agency and participated in seeing many children find their “forever” families and many many more infants find adoptive parents. And you?

  13. Joanne Santos

    Today’s decision has zero impact on us in Connecticut. Zero. I’m so tired of these pointless photo-op protests on our bridge. People who really care about this issue and what to protest should go down to a state where abortion will be illegal – that’s where it matters.

    Furthermore, has it occurred to people that perhaps the majority of the people in those states are actually anti-abortion and are happy with today’s decision? And if they’re not, then they can vote to replace their state legislators and overturn their state laws. This is simply democracy at work.

    • Russell Gontar

      I guess you’re unaware that Jeff Clark, John Eastman and Dim Don Trump, conspired to declare the 2020 election result a fraud and to ask several states to send in their “alternative” electors to get the outcome they sought. Do you call that democracy at work? I guess Fox state TV didn’t tell you that.

  14. Typical liberal distortion and lies; simply pushing their agenda. Decision simply states that there is no Constitutional right to have an abortion, so the States’ legislative bodies have authority for granting access or no access to abortion.

    • Russell Gontar

      So there WAS a constitutional right, for almost 50 years, and now, not so much. I guess our rights come and go and at the whim of 6 justices who committed perjury during their confirmation hearings.

    • Chris Grimm

      So now 13 states will immediately ban all abortion. NOT liberal distortion.

      You think Slavery should go back to the States, too?

      You support the decision? At least have the balls to own it.

  15. Thank you for providing the obvious and level-headed statement. The Supreme Court did nothing more than follow the constitution which totally frustrates liberals.

    • Werner Liepolt

      Sorry… a court including one credibly charged rapist and another who is a hard porn addict has now asserted government control over the 50 year reproductive rights of all American women!? I can’t believe this insanity.

      Not my Supreme Court.. Not my country.

  16. Jenny Clerkin

    Here we go again , the crazy leftists in Westport , I can just see it now , middle aged desperate housewives, how they bring their children out to protest with them , they will be sitting in there kitchens right now , painting placards, signs, standing on the same spot on the bridge , for goodness sake’s come up with something original..
    Bottom line , they are so foolish and wicked to approve of killing babies.. it’s the bottom line .

    • Werner Liepolt

      Spell check would be helpful to you… here’s something original…

      Why do we pay each Supreme Court justices almost $300,000 a year with no salary review and a lifelong contract plus very good health insurance and a healthy pension?

      If I were hiring them for work with children, say as school teachers, I’d bet that at least two of them wouldn’t pass a security check.

      Let’s not pay them. Let’s defund the Supreme Court. Their arguments are 19th century sophistry at best with little relevance to how we live and function today.

      They are completely out of touch with the realities of life in the urban north east, the realities of women’s health needs and rights, the well being of our family members in the LGBTQIA communities, and they are willing to put lethal weapons into the hands of virtually everyone.., why are we paying taxes to support these dangerous kooks?

    • Russell Gontar

      Your belief in falsehoods, although sincere, doesn’t make your assertions true. I assume you know what a baby is, most people can handle that one. But no one. No. One. Is killing them. No one. Is approving of killing babies. No one. A fetus is not a baby. It just isn’t. Repeat after me. It just isn’t. But if you think someone is killing babies, don’t you think you should call the police? I’m sure they’re love to take your statement.

  17. Nope. Just against a tyrannical Federal govt regulating these things because the Feds are politically motivated. Funny how the left suddenly recognizes a woman again!

    • Russell Gontar

      So Matt. Do you mind all that intrusive regulation when you strap into your Boeing 737 max? How about that water coming into your home? You got a problem with a few regulations to make sure it’s safe to drink? Do you like safe Medicine and food? Heavily regulated. Sorry about that. Is it all too tyrannical for you?

  18. Abortion is simply not a constitutional right. This just puts things/peoples rights, back the way the founders intended. If the 1972 law banned abortions and todays ruling stopped the ban and returned the decision to the States, you’d be praising the Supreme Court for following constitutional law. Hypocrite!

    • Russell Gontar

      Yes it is. The Supreme Court said so. Before they said it wasn’t. Guess you need a weatherman to know which way the winds blows.

  19. Based on your criteria for this administration, Biden would be in jail, Harris would be impeached and Garland would be disbarred.

    • Russell Gontar

      Back on planet earth, turns out it was dim don who was impeached. Twice. And jail is distinct possibility because of all the, you know, crimes and seditious acts. But go on, I interrupted your “train of thought”.

  20. Every street in Westport has High Commanders, Aunt Lydias, and Handmaidens. Blessed be the boot?

  21. Brenda McGee

    Empathy is needed. If you believe a woman enters a clinic without a heavy heart, you are fooled, if you think this is a form of birth control, you are fooled, if you think this choice was easy, you are fooled. March for these women with heavy hearts and difficult choices, march for EQUAL rights.

  22. Politically motivated impeachments is your ground to stand on? You are dim and nothing more than partisan my friend.

  23. Yes much of it is tyrannical. The FDA, the SEC, the CDC (and others) are all political partisans with decisions paid for by big food, big Pharma and other lobbying groups. How do you think we get vaccine mandates with an ineffective vaccine. Why do you think deadly foods were approved by the FDA? Why do you think the SEC‘s been protecting Wall Street all these years even though they’ve made billions with fraudulent insider practices? You must be kidding when you think these bodies are not corrupt and tyrannical. All you have to do is look at the employees of the big companies and see that many of them came from these same government agencies. They made decisions benefiting the corporations and then later on the corporations rewarded/hired them. Wake up. Why do you think Washington is called the swamp!

    • Russell Gontar

      Correct me if I’m wrong, but I think it’s safe to conclude that you believe the 2020 presidential election was stolen, right Matt? Also, feel free to let us all know which “deadly foods” were approved by the FDA. Feel free to further illuminate why you believe the vaccine is “ineffective”. Please share with us the secret information that only you have. And Matt, the was no vaccine mandate. Saying it over and over doesn’t make it true, no matter how many times you click your ruby slippers together and chant, “there’s no place like 1972, there’s no place like 1972, etc…”

  24. I have been part of the forensic audit in Arizona. There’s easily enough solid evidence to conclude fraud was committed with more than enough votes (200,000+) to overturn the Arizona result for both the presidential and Senate elections. (Ex: 34,000+ votes from non existent addresses, 10+ votes from homes with less than 3 voters, votes from addresses with no structure on them…and so much more. Did you know my dad voted Democrat in 2020? The only problem is he died in 2016… there’s 6000 other people like my dad who voted in 2020 but died in the previous year . This fraud was further confirmed through the evidence by “True The Vote” as portrayed in the documentary 2000 Mules and the fact that one of these mules was caught and has been arrested and indicted (in May) and is now turning over evidence of the fraud. Keep your head in the sand…the coming results will be too frightening for you.

    • Russell Gontar

      Ah, yes. The Arizona “forensic” audit. That’s a good one. Say when you joined cyber ninjas, did they give you a secret decoder ring and membership card for your wallet? I see that you have asserted a bunch of long debunked nonsense, but come on in, the waters fine. Only one thing, you forgot to mention that your little audit confirmed Biden’s win and in fact, increased his final vote tally. An inconvenient truth, wouldn’t you say?

      Now you can return to your Fox News disinformation stream and have a happy day. I see that also neglected to state who won in 2020 but I think all today’s readers can figure that out.

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