Roe v Wade: Abortion rights march to descend on Bristol after US Supreme Court ruling

‘We will gather in solidarity with our siblings who are denied rights over their own bodies.’

Campaigners in Bristol are set to take a stand in response to the highly criticised overturning of ‘Roe Vs Wade’, which granted the right to abortions for women across the United States.

The ruling, which had been made in 1973, has been upheld for almost 50 years. The overturning of the decision is expected to lead to abortion restrictions being implemented in roughly half of US states.

The decision has sparked fury and triggered demonstrations in cities across the world, with thousands flocking to show solidarity with people affected by the decision in America.

And now activists in Bristol are holding a rally against overturning of their own, with a protest march scheduled to begin at 2pm this Sunday (July 3) on College Green .


Abortion rights supporters march while protesting against the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision to end federal abortion rights protections in Los Angeles (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images).

A poster advertising the event, which has been circulating on soial media, reads: “March for the right to choose. Abortion Rights Solidarity. Wear a mask, bring water, don’t talk to cops.”

Sharing the poster, @EuropeonAvon tweeted: “This is only the latest of many attacks on female bodily autonomy worldwide.

“We will gather in solidarity with our siblings everywhere who are denied rights over their own bodies.”