By Kenneth Miller, Publisher
Veteran and legendary Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-Inglewood) brought the fight against the Supreme Court which truck down Roe V. Wade to Los Angeles Southwest College just east of Inglewood on July 2nd.
Flanked by elected officials from federal, state to local, including Sen. Maria Elena Durazo, Rep Judy Chu, Inglewood Council member George Dodson, the renowned Dr. Julianne Malveaux, labor leader Dolores Huerta and many others for the three hour event.
“We have something that we want to tell you today. We want to tell you to ban off our bodies. There are a lot of people who think that people of color are not interested in this issue, but they are wrong. Do we know where our interest lie? Are we going to stand up and fight for choice?” to which the crowd roared to Rep. Waters approval.
The purpose of the event was mount continued opposition to the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe V. Wade.
Most Americans have an unfavorable view of the Supreme Court’s consequential decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion, a new poll conducted by Pew Research Center found.
Roughly six-in-ten American adults disapproved of the ruling, with 43% saying they strongly disapproved, according to the poll released on June 29. The sentiment was largely split along political party lines, as most Democrats polled disapproved of the decision and most Republicans approved of it.
The court’s decision throws out federal abortion rights of nearly 50 years and gives states the power to decide their own abortion laws.
The topic of abortion has long divided the nation, but public opinion polling has shown that a majority of Americans support its legalization. Since the June 24 decision came down, that stance has remained unchanged, with 62% of the public saying abortion should be legal in all or most cases, according to the Pew Research Center.