Protesters in southern Indiana gathered outside the Jeffersonville City Hall on Wednesday, June 29, in response to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade five days previous.
The new ruling will give states the power to set restrictions on abortion, and Republican-controlled legislatures such as Indiana’s will likely vote to ban the procedure almost entirely.
Organizers Kate Geswein and Effie Alexander were inspired by larger protests in nearby Louisville, Kentucky, where abortion rights are also under threat. According to a local news report, the organizers expected only their friends to come out, but were pleasantly surprised by the “hundreds” of attendees.
The footage shows the crowd holding up signs that read “Pro Roe” and “Abort the Court” while chanting slogans in declaration of their support for abortion rights. Credit: Anne Moore via Storyful