Nearly 130 rallies in Winston-Salem against anti-abortion laws | Politics
Nearly 130 protesters marched through downtown Winston-Salem on Saturday in support of women’s reproductive rights – one of 600 similar events in North Carolina and the United States.
Protesters chanted slogans and carried signs as they marched about a mile from their rally location on the 600 block of West Fourth Street to City Hall on North Main Street.
The demonstrators chanted: “Our bodies, our rights, our future”, “We are fighting for the rights of women”, “We are not backing down”, “Neither the church nor the state, women must decide to our lot ”and“ Women’s rights are human rights. ”
The protesters carried signs such as “My body, my choice”, “We demand justice for abortion”, “Forced pregnancy is a crime against humanity”, “Women’s rights should not be a fight “,” Keep abortion legal “and” No uterus No opinion. “
Some drivers honked their horns with the protesters. A man sitting outside a Fourth Street restaurant said, “God bless you” as the protesters passed.
However, another man walking past the protesters said, “Life begins with conception. It’s science.
Wayne Stottler of Kernersville attended Saturday’s event because his wife and two daughters “deserve to have reproductive rights.”
Outside town hall, Nicole Hensel, an organizer of the march, told protesters they had taken a stand to protect women’s access to safe abortions.