Thousands expected to rally across US for abortion rights

US House speaker Nancy Pelosi (centre) speaks in front of Democrats and pro-abortion rights advocates at an event at Capitol Hill, Washington DC, to demand the protection of abortion rights yesterday. – EPA pic, May 14, 2022.

THOUSANDS of activists are gearing up to take to US streets today in a national day of action calling for safe and legal access to abortion.

The planned nationwide demonstrations are a response to leaked draft opinion showing the United States Supreme Court’s conservative majority is considering overturning Roe v Wade, a landmark 1973 ruling guaranteeing abortion access nationwide.

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