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There Are Going to Be a Bunch of Abortion Rights Rallies and Protests in the Coming Weeks. Here’s What’s Happening and When.

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Protests have been increasing since Politico published a draft opinion that indicated the Supreme Court is poised to overturn Roe v. Wade. Pro-choice and anti-abortion protesters have crowded in front of the Supreme Court day and night, and there aren’t plans for demonstrations to stop anytime soon.

Here are some of the actions taking place around DC.

Thursday, May 5

Sunrise Movement, Path to Progress, and more than 20 other youth-centric groups will gather in front of the Supreme Court (1 First St., NE) for a #ReproRightsRally from 5 to 7 PM. More information can be found here.

Friday, May 6

Fridays For Future DC is staging a climate strike at the Supreme Court to highlight the intersections between environmental issues and reproductive rights from 4 to 5 PM. More information can be found here.

Saturday, May 7

Protestors in Chevy Chase are organizing a candlelight walk to the homes of Supreme Court justices Brett Kavanaugh and John Roberts at 7 PM.

Monday, May 9

Generation Ratify Virginia and students at more than 40 high schools in Virginia are participating in a Statewide Student Day of Action for Abortion Access throughout the morning and afternoon on Monday, May 9. The students will be hosting walkouts and demonstrations at their own schools in support of abortion access and the Equal Rights Amendment.

ShutDownDC is hosting a vigil outside of Justice Samuel Alito’s home on Monday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. The group will place candles at the foot of his driveway and speakers will share their testimonies.

Tuesday, May 10

ShutDownDC will also march from the Supreme Court to the steps of the Capitol to demand the passage of Women’s Health Protection Act by the Senate at 7 PM. The legislation would protect the right to decide whether to continue or terminate a pregnancy, as well as protect health care providers’ ability to provide abortion services.

Wednesday, May 11

Ruth Sent Us have announced plans to protest outside the homes of Justices Kavanaugh, Roberts, Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Clarence Thomas, and Neil Gorsuch.

The Party for Socialism and Liberation will hold a rally between the Supreme Court and the Capitol on 1st Street and Maryland Avenue, Northeast, at 6 PM. Similar to ShutDownDC’s march on Tuesday, the group will advocate for the passage of the Women’s Health Protection Act.

Saturday, May 14

Women’s March is partnering with Planned Parenthood, UltraViolet, and MoveOn to plan a “massive” Nationwide Day of Action for Abortion Rights on Saturday. Protesters will gather at the northeast side of the Washington Monument at 12 PM, then march to the Supreme Court at 2 PM. More information will be released in the coming days.

Tuesday, May 17

The National Council of Jewish Women will host the Jewish Rally for Abortion Justice on Tuesday, May 17 at 9 AM. The demonstration will take place after their two-day Washington Institute Conference. More details can be found here.

This story will be updated as more information and events are released.

Damare Baker
Research Editor

Before becoming Research Editor, Damare Baker was an Editorial Fellow and Assistant Editor for Washingtonian. She has previously written for Voice of America and The Hill. She is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she studied international relations, Korean, and journalism.