Chicago abortion rights protest in Federal Plaza, Naperville draw hundreds

6/25/2022 3:34:00 AM

HAPPENING NOW: A massive crowd of abortion rights advocates are marching through the Loop to Grant Park after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Chicago Abortion Protest, Roe V Wade Protest

HAPPENING NOW: A massive crowd of abortion rights advocates are marching through the Loop to Grant Park after Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Hundreds of abortion rights advocates gathered in Federal Plaza for a Friday evening protest and march over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of abortion rights advocates gathered in Federal Plaza for a Friday evening protest over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, while anti-abortion rights advocates celebrated.A protest and march started at 5 p.m. at Federal Plaza Friday night, and another protest is planned for Saturday. There are also protests planned for the suburbs, including at 5:30 p.m. in Naperville at the corner of Washington and Aurora avenues.

READ MORE:Gov. Pritzker calls for special session after abortion rulingAfter speeches and chanting in the plaza, protesters took to the streets of Chicago, leading a march around the Loop and eventually back to Federal Plaza."While it was, sure, a gut punch, but I knew that maybe this would help politicize a lot of people and get them out here on the streets with us," said Bethany Amburgey, abortion rights advocate.

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Women’s rights are civil rights. Peaceful protests bring awareness to a cause that will affect anyone who may stray from the religious right wing agenda. Speak your mind while you can🐝 too late! interesting that they are marching here cuz it looks like Illinois support them. they should drive to neighboring states on mass

WHITE WOMEN MARCHED IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN 2014, 15, 16 THEN 74% VOTED FOR TRUMP! YOU BETTER VOTE BLUE THIS ELECTION!! With them in spirit!! A crowd of devil worshipping baby killers Where this crowd at for 5 month old baby shot in head killed riding in a car with her family where you at,where's black lives matter movement at only time they run outdoors is when white cops shooting black people's who gone march& protest for this baby!

How dumb. The Supreme Court did NOT ban abortions! Read it. Let's not burn the city and loot. I hope they burn Chicago to the gd ground. Why, abortions are legal 🙄

Big section of Vietnamese plaza in San Jose lands Bay Area buyerA large portion of the well-known Vietnam Town commercial center in San Jose has been bought by a Bay Area real estate group.

So much passion for baby killing... I’m so sick of people being so ignorant that they think abortion is strictly about killing babies. Anyone who thinks a woman who has been raped and becomes pregnant should have to carry that child, that a woman who is having trouble getting pregnant shouldn’t be able to get

I would of went but where were they when I was about to lose my job for not taking an experimental shot that turns out doesn’t work at all. Walking for the right for humans to kill their babies..BS Brain dead Politicians are true puppet masters…and distraction kings and queens as well… Lol wait till they discover all their vehicles were broken into or stolen. It is Chicago....

Stop saying abortion rights activists. They are women rights activists. Having a right to choose is not pro abortion it's pro making choices for yourself. Be real, this is the beginning of undoing everything that is progress. What's next? Gun control 😆 we know that won't happen Thats a big baby killer parade

This is truly a sad day for the rights of women

These companies will cover abortion travel expenses for employeesAfter Friday's high court decision to end federal abortion rights, a list of companies came out in support of women's healthcare saying they will cover abortion travel expenses. And some States are choosing to go the route of the Fugitive Slave Act. Insane. Leave it to corporate America to take care of their primarily White, middle-class, birthing person employees. Good for them, now those same men & women (because according to you guys men can also get pregnant) can have access to future abortions largely for convenience sake.

This should keep the usual Loop weekend violence at bay. Do not a bad thing ? they should go protest in Kentucky Democratic State Figures. That’ll show em. Yo, keep that same energy when it's time to vote. The_Psi_Lord IF THEY WANT TO PROTEST SOMETHING, THEY CAN PROTEST HOW THIS PRESIDENTIAL ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO GIVE AWAY TRILLIONS OF THE NATION'S MONEY WHILE THE OPPOSITION PARTY OFFERS NO STIFF OPPOSITION.

Why doing it? Why having sex for unwanted pregnancy? There are many over the counter pills that can stop pregnancy after or pre-sex. Abortion is murder. embryomatter fetusmatter RoeVsWade HappeningNow Happening Now Roe The people to blame is as follows. Lionel Gibson Knowles Sandra Sanchez hade Lupe camarena

Not one of them read the ruling. Now, Illinois can codify access and it will be clear. More opportunities to rob people! Enjoy.

What Liberties We Stand to Lose if Roe v. Wade is OverturnedEliminating the right to an abortion could tip off a chain reaction of overturning various rights. Gay marriage will be next. That's how this goes. What we’re losing is the sacrosanct inviolability of the doctor-patient privilege of privacy, and if people don’t drop this narrow focus on abortion, playing directly into the anti-abortionists’ program, and make that clear, it won’t matter what SCOTUS does.

Too bad they can’t be this passionate and March on the south and west sides when people are shot daily. RadioFreeChi Looks like they found something for CTU members to do tonight. Teachers get board this time of year Wow. That’s really gonna change things. Whoa! The ruling was done in Washington D.C….NOT in Chicago! PLEASE GO HOME. Before it get out of hand. Plus, “protesting” don’t work like they used to. RoeVsWade

Why tho ? What is walking in the street on a hot summer day in Chicago gonna do today? Y’all tripping Free shopping to follow. Other group will use this distraction to take advantage of businesses. Be safe oh boy So are we waiting for them to destroy stuff or are we gonna be on top of it this time ? People sure get mad at the thought of not being able to kill babies.

Trump Praises Supreme Court's Decision Overturning Roe v. WadeTrump's nominees to the Supreme Court provided the crucial votes to rescind federal abortion rights and fulfill a 50-year conservative goal.

'Heartbreaking': Celebrities and Politicians React to Roe v. Wade Being OverturnedFollowing the Supreme Court's decision to overturn RoeVWade, everyone from Michelle Obama to Sophie Turner began using their platforms to share their thoughts, stories, and resources. Life, above all! How can u trust politicians and celebrities who don't tell the truth. Roe v wade was bad decision in the first place. There is no constitutional right to kill your offspring. Now the decision is back in the hands of the state your fellow citizens. Your beef is with them not SC

Musicians Express Outrage As Roe v. Wade Is OverturnedThe music community is expressing outrage after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the federal law guaranteeing the right to abortion. Yet none of them had the balls to speak out against the vaccines.

Email CHICAGO (WLS) -- Hundreds of abortion rights advocates gathered in Federal Plaza for a Friday evening protest over the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v.June 23, 2022 at 8:14 a.The Supreme Court ruling to overturn federal abortion rights on Friday sent supporters out into the streets to demonstrate support for women's healthcare.By.

Wade, while anti-abortion rights advocates celebrated. A protest and march started at 5 p. | UPDATED: June 23, 2022 at 8:35 a.m. These companies had already said they would cover expenses for employees who have to travel for an abortion: Box came out in support of women's healthcare rights and the company said it was “disappointed by the U. at Federal Plaza Friday night, and another protest is planned for Saturday. SAN JOSE — A big section of the high-profile Vietnam Town commercial center near downtown San Jose has been bought by a real estate investment group from the Bay Area. There are also protests planned for the suburbs, including at 5:30 p.

m. San Francisco Diversified Properties, which is affiliated with Northeast Medical Services, bought the building, according to state and county public documents. Wade. in Naperville at the corner of Washington and Aurora avenues. READ MORE: Gov. The buyers purchased the building in an all-cash deal, according to the county public records. Pritzker calls for special session after abortion ruling After speeches and chanting in the plaza, protesters took to the streets of Chicago, leading a march around the Loop and eventually back to Federal Plaza.” Warner Brothers said, “In light of the Supreme Court’s recent decision, we immediately expanded our health care benefits options to cover transportation expenses for employees and their covered family members who need to travel to access abortion and reproductive care. "While it was, sure, a gut punch, but I knew that maybe this would help politicize a lot of people and get them out here on the streets with us," said Bethany Amburgey, abortion rights advocate. Vietnam Town has addresses ranging from 909 through 999 Story Road in San Jose.

"That is just being placed in the hands of people who don't quite understand what a pregnancy is, what the repercussions of a pregnancy are, and how traumatic it could be. So, I think it's really just teaching women now that as much as we think we have autonomy over our own bodies, our government says no," said Ruhee Singh, abortion rights advocate. The just-bought building totals 44,900 square feet, a listing posted on the LoopNet commercial properties site shows.” Levis Strauss & Co. The 5 p.m. Over the years since Vietnam Town Property bought the entire center, the company has sold scores of small commercial condominium parcels that make up the complex. pro-abortion rights protest at Federal Plaza is being held by several groups including RiseUp4AbortionRights.”.

It coincides with protests in the Chicago suburbs, as well as around the country in cities including Boston, New York City, Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Philadelphia and more. The sites also were marketed to real estate investors who wished to own small properties. More News Videos A Naperville protest in favor of abortion rights drew hundreds of people and stretched across several blocks downtown. In Naperville, several hundred people stretched along multiple blocks in downtown, joining in unity with people all over the country voicing heartbreak over the Supreme Court decision. One organizer from Illinois NOW, the state's chapter of the National Organization of Women, said the suburban vote is more important, and maybe more galvanized, than ever. "If you've been sitting back thinking you have all of these rights, it was just taken away today.

Not just for us, but for our children," said Laura Welch, president of Illinois NOW."That's why suburban women have got to get up and suburban men and other folks have got to get up and stand up for what our rights are." Earlier a few dozen anti-abortion advocates gathered in Federal Plaza to celebrate what they called a win decades in a making. While they were few in number, they were loud and proud. "I really attribute this victory, in large part, to those activists who've been out on the frontlines over the last 50 years," said Eric Scheidler, executive director of the Pro-Life Action League.

"This issue stayed alive in the United States because of people on the frontlines never letting America forget about the injustice of abortion, the violence of abortion." Friday's ruling effectively overturned Roe v. Wade, ending federal protections for abortions and a nearly 50-year-old nationwide law. It is the first time the Supreme Court has taken away a person's rights. RELATED: Supreme Court overturns Roe in landmark case on abortion rights Now abortion opponents are aiming to overturn protections in Illinois.

"When it comes to abortion in our state, Pritzker has said that he wants to make us a beacon of hope, which is laughable. There is absolutely no hope when it comes to abortion," said Amy Gehrke, executive director of Illinois Right to Life. MORE: .