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Thousands of Middle, High School and College Students Walk Out to Stop the Supreme Court from Overturning Roe v Wade!

“Overturn Roe? Hell No!”

Salt Lake City, Utah high school students walk out

 

Hundreds of high school students in Salt Lake City, as well as nearby Olympus, Taylorsville, and Skyline schools walked out for abortion rights.    Photo: Trent Nelson

May 12—Student-led mass walkouts for abortion rights took place nationwide today as a part of the mass, determined resistance needed to stop the Supreme Court from overturning Roe v. Wade. “Thousands of students, many in high school, walked out of school today,” RiseUp4AbortionRights.org reported. “We don't even know how many places this happened, yet. This is how we disrupt business as usual. This is how we inspire thousands, then tens of thousands, then millions to join us and raise hell!”

New York City . . .

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In New York City, some 2,000 students poured into Union Square for a rally and then marched to Washington Square Park, many chanting “Overturn Roe?  Hell No!”  The anger and energy palpable.  One student told the New York Daily News the stakes were monumental, even if you live in a blue state: “It’s a slippery slope… A third of the country is [anti]-choice but we’re forced to live under the rule of ancient ghouls without uteruses. It disgusts me.”

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And Around the Country . . .

Three hundred walked out of historic Little Rock Central High in Arkansas for the right to control their own reproductive destinies. There were walkouts in Detroit, North Kansas City, Denver, Louisville, Kentucky, and Nashville, Tennessee. 

Kansas City students at Blue Valley North High School walk out for abortion rights.

 

Kansas City students at Blue Valley North High School walk out for abortion rights.    Photo: Natalie Wallington

Students in Grosse Pointe South walk out for abortion rights.

 

Grosse Pointe South, near Detroit: The young woman who with her best friend organized this, found RU4AR online, started organizing, caught the national emergency Zoom meeting, connected with us, and says she is so glad RU4AR was there when she needed answers about what  to do. They carried it off in the face of threats from administration. They plan to protest every week until school is out.    Photo: Michigan student

In Colorado, Green Mountain High School students walk out for abortion rights.

 

In Colorado, Green Mountain High School students walk out for abortion rights.    Photo: @hartoutwest

More than 100 students at Waggener High School in Louisville, Kentucky walked out of class for abortion rights.

 

More than 100 students at Waggener High School in Louisville, Kentucky walked out of class for abortion rights.    Photo: Jess Clark

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Atherton High School students in Nashville, Tennessee walk out for abortion.

RiseUp4AbortionRights.org gave a “MAJOR SHOUT OUT” to students in at Redwood High School in Marin County (Northern California), who “completely self-organized just from going to RiseUp4AbortionRights.org.  An important message from this student leader: ‘We are all united, and we must all fight together now to STOP THE SUPREME COURT FROM TAKING AWAY ABORTION RIGHTS!’"

Students at the University of Washington and two other Seattle universities walked out and called for an escalation of action to defend Roe v Wade. In Austin, Texas over a thousand students walked out and rallied chanting “fuck [Governor] Greg Abbott.” 

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Overturn Roe? HELL NO!
STOP the Supreme Court From Taking Away
the Right to Abortion!

Forced Motherhood = Female Enslavement
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!

Mass unified nationwide protests on Saturday, May 14.
Flagship Protest in NYC: 2:00 pm Union Sq.

Students at Hylton High in Woodbridge, Virginia walked out “to say BANS OFF OUR BODIES and show that the people support keeping abortion legal.” Denver's East High students walked out and joined multiple Jefferson County high schools—“it's not just about women's rights, it's about human rights.” Middle schoolers from Longfellow in Berkeley held a walkout led by a 7th grader:  the students chanted, "Without this basic right, women can't be free."

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Longfellow Middle School, Berkeley, California

There were walkouts at Lower Merion High in Philadelphia; East High School in Salt Lake City, Utah; Green Mountain High School in Lakewood, Colorado; Monona Grove High School in Madison, Wisconsin; and Plymouth-Canton (PCEP) High School in the Detroit area.

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Students at Plymouth-Canton high school walk out for abortion rights.

 

More than 100 students walkout at Plymouth-Canton (PCEP) High School in the Detroit area today. This was done on a few days notice by 3 or 4 students who were given flyers.    Photo: Special to revcom.us

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In California, Atascadero High School students walk out of class to rally for abortion, reproductive rights.

 

In California, Atascadero High School students walk out of class to rally for abortion, reproductive rights. Hundreds of students in San Luis Obispo County walked out.    Photo: screen grab The Tribune

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