Women's March Calls for a 'Summer of Rage' After Leaked SCOTUS Draft Opinion


In the wake of a leaked draft opinion from the Supreme Court that appears to show it is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, the Women’s March is calling for a “summer of rage.”

In a tweet on Sunday, the Women’s March wrote, “Yesterday, we took to the streets and showed the strength of our movement.”

“Tomorrow, we keep fighting. This will be a Summer of Rage across America,” it added.

The tweet comes after thousands gathered across the U.S. for “Bans Off Our Bodies” protests.

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The Week reports Women’s March President Rachel Carmona said, “For the women of this country, this will be a summer of rage. We will be ungovernable until this government starts working for us, until the attacks on our bodies let up, until the right to an abortion is codified into law.”

The Women’s March website states that its goal is “to harness the political power of diverse women and their communities to create transformative social change.”

“Women’s March is committed to dismantling systems of oppression through nonviolent resistance and building inclusive structures guided by self-determination, dignity and respect,” it adds.

Earlier this month Politico published a report based on a leaked draft of an opinion that appeared to indicate the Supreme Court would overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot (D) appeared to reference the decision in a tweet last week when she wrote, “To my friends in the LGBTQ+ community—the Supreme Court is coming for us next. This moment has to be a call to arms.”

“We will not surrender our rights without a fight—a fight to victory!” she added.

Several prominent Democrats have claimed that other rights could be at risk if the court overturns Roe.

In a statement, Vice President Kamala Harris said, “The rights of all Americans are at risk. If the right to privacy is weakened, every person could face a future in which the government can potentially interfere in the personal decisions you make about your life. This is the time to fight for women and for our country with everything we have.”

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Meanwhile, President Joe Biden suggested that such a decision by the Supreme Court could open the door for states to ban same-sex marriage, as IJR reported.

And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) claimed in a “Dear Colleague” letter last week, “Once Republicans have dispensed with precedent and privacy in overturning Roe, they will take aim at additional basic human rights.”

“At this pivotal moment, the stakes for women – and every American – could not be higher,” she added.

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