Jacksonville progressive groups to protest abortion ruling at courthouse
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'Politicians are temporary, your rights are not!'

Billed as a call to action, women’s and progressive organizations in Duval County are gathering at the county courthouse Friday afternoon to protest the Supreme Court decision overturning overturning Roe v. Wade.

“Politicians are temporary, your rights are NOT!” tweeted Jacksonville Democratic Rep. Tracie Davis, a candidate for Senate District 5. “March, protest, and most importantly, VOTE for pro-choice candidates who will fight for your rights!”

Organizing the event are the Florida Access Network, the Jacksonville Community Action Committee, and Women’s March Jacksonville.

“This is a disgusting and shameful day in our country but we will NOT take 50 years of steps backwards, progress be damned,” Women’s March Jacksonville posted on social media regarding the rally.

Writing the opinion of the Supreme Court invalidating Roe, Justice Samuel Alito wrote, “Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. 

“Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives.”

Joining him were Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch, Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett. Chief Justice John Roberts concurred with the judgment. Dissenting were Justices Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

The rally, originally set for 6 p.m., was rescheduled for 5 p.m., according to Davis, and it will be at the Duval County Courthouse, 501 W. Adams St. in Jacksonville.

Wes Wolfe

Wes Wolfe is a reporter who's worked for newspapers across the South, winning press association awards for his work in Georgia and the Carolinas. He lives in Jacksonville and previously covered state politics, environmental issues and courts for the News-Leader in Fernandina Beach. You can reach Wes at [email protected] and @WesWolfeFP. Facebook: facebook.com/wes.wolfe


2 comments

  • Hypocrisy

    June 25, 2022 at 6:35 am

    black women. get abortion 24 to 7 compared to white women. Blacks are killing each other every day in Jacksonville, I don’t see where black lives matter????

  • Just a comment

    June 28, 2022 at 2:16 pm

    My thumb is hitching to Russia I could see them through my window after we bulldoze that fla Wood so they can say save the turtle and we all kill the elks.

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