Protesters implore Biden to protect abortion rights

Protesters implore Biden to protect abortion rights

Green scarves were hung on the grid in front of the White House, recalling the fight of Argentine women for the right to abortion.

“Get up, Joe Biden! chanted the crowd of a thousand people gathered outside the White House on Saturday to ask the president to defend the right to abortion more vigorously.

To the cries of my body, my choice!, this overwhelmingly female demonstration made a short journey through the streets of the American capital, under a drizzle that turned into a downpour, to finish in front of the emblematic building colonnaded.

Where Joe Biden was not: He spends the weekend at his Delaware beach house, several hundred miles away.

< p class="e-p">That didn't stop Becca, 37, who preferred to give only her first name, from driving more than two hours to come and chant Stand up, Joe Biden, holding up a sign that calls for it. abortion on demand and without excuse.

What does she expect from the 79-year-old Democrat? Let him fix it!, she exclaims, I don't want the world in which my grandmother lived. The decree he issued was not enough, she judges in reference to a text signed Friday by the American president, containing some measures with limited scope on access to voluntary interruptions of pregnancy.

Behind her, demonstrators hang green scarves from the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, recalling the fight of Argentine women for the right to abortion.

He needs to really explore the full extent of executive power to ensure women keep their rights, asks Christine, 50.

I'm here to make sure my daughters don't go back 50 years to the time of clandestine abortions, said this mother of three young girls, shortly before the protesters left the scene in peace, immediately replaced by tourists photographing the signs left there, and the rain begins to wash away.

Since the very conservative Supreme Court on June 24th knocked down the right to abortion in force throughout the United States, the Democratic president is accused of not reacting vigorously enough.

Joe Biden argues that his executive power is limited, and that the best way to restore the right to abortion, including in conservative states that have already abolished it, is to pass a federal law.

For this, maintain- it, the voters must give a solid majority to the Democrats in the legislative elections November ives.

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