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Pro-Choice Activists Rally at Schuylkill County Courthouse

SCOTUS expected to overturn Roe v. Wade after draft is leaked.

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A group of about 25 pro-choice activists assembled in front of Schuylkill County Courthouse in Pottsville Tuesday evening.

Their rally was inspired by mainstream media reports confirming a leak from the Supreme Court of the United States indicating the high court would overturn Roe v. Wade, which granted rights to women to seek an abortion to terminate a pregnancy.

Chief Justice John Roberts reportedly confirmed the leak of Justice Samuel Alito’s opinion is true but that it’s just a draft. The Court is investigating how this draft opinion was leaked.

Roberts said in a statement from the Court, “To the extent this betrayal of the confidences of the Court was intended to undermine the integrity of our operations, it will not succeed. The work of the Court will not be affected in any way.”

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The Court’s draft opinion reads, “We hold that Roe and Casey must be overturned,” according to Politico, which broke the story on the leak.

Meanwhile, abortion rights advocates, like the two dozen or so from Schuylkill Indivisible, which organized Tuesday’s rally at the Courthouse, wonder what’s next.

Abortion Rights Advocates Assemble in Pottsville Following Supreme Court Leak

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“I think it’s very possible that contraception might be next,” Lisa Von Ahn, who helped organize Tuesday’s rally for Schuylkill Indivisible, said outside the Courthouse. “It’s shocking to me.”

The group of protestors in Pottsville assembled as they have numerous times over the last couple years. They were led in chants that demonstrated how they felt about the Supreme Court’s presumed impending decision.

If the Supreme Court does ultimately vote to reverse Roe v. Wade, it wouldn’t ban abortions altogether. Instead, states would most likely decide on their own whether or not the practice is legal. According to a failing New York Times report, about half the states in the US would enact some level of prohibition on abortions.

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On Tuesday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said he wouldn’t allow a ban on abortions as long as he’s in office. His term expires at the end of the year.

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  1. insider

    May 5, 2022 at 12:16 pm

    Pro choice.Belief that women,based on their individual situation,should be able to make the decision about their pregnancy.To paint those who are pro choice as pro abortion is gaslighting to the nth degree.
    PS…What are condom users going to do…contraception prevention may be outlawed…including self gratification…what will those incels do?????

    • PTFloridians

      May 26, 2022 at 4:58 pm

      If you, or anyone, are pro choice, then what are your choices, keep it or terminate it, right?
      …or are there any other choices associated with pro choice?
      …no gaslighting, just simple deductive reasoning.

  2. PTFloridians

    May 14, 2022 at 3:58 pm

    Regarding the fool on the cover picture, abortion is NOT healthcare…it’s the “eradication” of a choice that you made, under the guise of “health” care. And “healthy” people choose to live a “healthy” lifestyle. The killing of an unborn child and the emotional and physical struggle associated with abortion is NOT healthy…at all.
    Healthcare IS preventative care and care for treating disease and injury.. it’s been a Left-driven game for decades.

  3. PTFloridians

    June 26, 2022 at 12:00 am

    oh well…that was that.
    …in hindsight, we could’ve had 40 MILLION productive, tax paying , beautiful, wonderful human beings in our midst, but the decades old killing machine took care of that, under the clever ruse of “rights” and “healthcare”, on the federal government’s dime.
    …oh, by the way…”my body my choice” didn’t apply when Der Komissar Wolf and his Brown Shirts wanted to stick a needle in everyone’s arms, did it?

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