Roe v. Wade protest
Kelowna was one among many cities throughout Canada and the U.S. that noticed protests this weekend after the U.S. Supreme Court docket overturned Roe v. Wade.
The 6-3 ruling, a draft of which was leaked final month, upheld a Republican-backed Mississippi legislation that bans abortion after 15 weeks of being pregnant.
Some states have already halted abortions within the wake of the choice, whereas others vowed to guard reproductive rights.
Right here in Canada, pro-choice advocates rallied to indicate their dedication to forestall a rollback of entry on this nation.
Though some rights can’t be threatened in the identical approach in Canada as a result of abortion is a authorized medical process, some are apprehensive the
U.S. ruling will gasoline the rise of pro-life teams and feed disinformation.
In Kelowna, greater than 100 folks marched from Metropolis Park, persevering with down Bernard Ave. to Richter St. after which turned again down Bernard Ave.
They chanted “my physique, my selection!” and “hold your legal guidelines off my physique.” They carried indicators with messages together with “The Handmaid’s Story just isn’t an educational guide” “replica rights = human rights” and “abortion rights are human rights”.
A smaller group of pro-life counter-protesters gathered at Kelowna Metropolis Corridor with their very own indicators.
Professional-life counter-protesters gathered at Kelowna Metropolis Corridor.