Many people rallied outside courthouse for Mother’s Day Rally for Reproductive Justice and Freedom

Published: May. 8, 2022 at 11:18 PM EDT
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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Fort Wayne’s NBC) - At least 40 to 50 people came out to the Allen County Courthouse this afternoon to make their voices heard on Mother’s Day.

The rally was called “The Choice for Mother’s Day Rally for Reproductive Justice and Freedom.”

People say it’s about the future of abortion access in the United States. This comes after the recent Supreme Court leak about the possible reversal of Roe V. Wade. The action would not outlaw abortion, but it would leave it up to state legislatures to decide whether there should be restrictions.

Some people at the courthouse were in support of the changes, while others were not.

“We have republican legislators here in Fort Wayne such as Martin Carbaugh, Heine, etc. that if Roe V. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court, these are mean that will be influence of calling Governor Holcomb to call a special session such that we can in fact so justice for the pre-born and put rule in law that abortion is murder without exceptions,” Mareck Kizer said.

“I’m out here because it means a lot to me that I should have a choice in what I want to do with my body and I don’t think the Supreme Court or the Government should have a right to say what I can and can’t do. I feel like if I don’t stand up for what I believe in, I can’t expect someone else too,” Brittney Cardi said.

It was a tense gathering at the courthouse as people say they just want their voices heard.

“I might not necessarily change someone’s mind but what I’m doing is I’m showing other Christians that they can get out here and be active and if I can change a mind, I realize that’s god that’s him in his spirit working,” Kizer said.

Several people I talked with say they’re also hoping for more reproductive rights for women. They say there needs to be more education in schools and more funding for childcare.

“I mean overturning Roe V. Wade is just way more than just about abortion, it’s about a woman’s right to choose what she wants to do, it’s the privacy of other women and it’s just so important that people do stand up and really make a choice to stand with women and make sure that we know that we do have a voice and we’re not going to stand on the sidelines and our right to be taken away,” Cardi said.

The Senate is set to vote on the issue Wednesday.

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