'Hundreds' Rally Against Abortion Restrictions in Southern Indiana

Protesters in southern Indiana gathered outside the Jeffersonville City Hall on Wednesday, June 29, in response to the US Supreme Court overturning Roe v Wade five days previous.

The new ruling will give states the power to set restrictions on abortion, and Republican-controlled legislatures such as Indiana’s will likely vote to ban the procedure almost entirely.

Organizers Kate Geswein and Effie Alexander were inspired by larger protests in nearby Louisville, Kentucky, where abortion rights are also under threat. According to a local news report, the organizers expected only their friends to come out, but were pleasantly surprised by the “hundreds” of attendees.

The footage shows the crowd holding up signs that read “Pro Roe” and “Abort the Court” while chanting slogans in declaration of their support for abortion rights. Credit: Anne Moore via Storyful

Video transcript

[INTERPOSING VOICES]

- I want to reiterate what I said earlier when there we're this many--

[CHANTING]

- My choice. My choice.

- You will never stop us. You will never stop us. You will never stop us.

- [INAUDIBLE] because I'm a bisexual, non-binary person. And that's just horrifying.

- Go home! Go home! Go home!

- [INAUDIBLE]

[APPLAUSE]

- [INAUDIBLE]

- My choice. My choice!

- You will never stop us. You will never stop us. You will never stop us.

- They could outlaw gay sex [INAUDIBLE] and that is going to affect me deeply because I'm a bisexual, non-binary person. And that's just horrifying.

- Go home. Go home. Go home. Go home.

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