Approximately 50 islanders took time in their Mothers Day schedule to protest on the San Juan County Courthouse lawn on Sunday, May 8, taking a stand against the possible overturning of Roe v Wade. A ruling striking down the 49-year-old law would restrict abortions in many states, and ban them in several others.
“I’m standing here today, with all the uterus-bearing people, with trans men who could become pregnant after a sexual assault,” Ramona Fierl, organizer of the event told the attendees in an emotional tone. Rally goers cheered her on while passing cars honked.
“I organized the protest after becoming rightfully pissed-off after the Supreme Court leak came out,” Fierl said, adding that she had also recently read about how the women in Iceland nearly shut down the national economy in protest which inspired her.
Fierl told the Journal that she was impressed by how many had taken the time to stand with her, and, was even more amazed at the number of men who attended, showing their support.
Another protest is scheduled for Saturday, May 14 from 1-2 p.m., the day protests are being scheduled across the nation.