NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) – Protests were held in New Haven on Tuesday with activists speaking out about the potential reversal of Roe v. Wade.
Two were held in New Haven as several organizations, including ULA and Workers Voice CT, are fighting to keep abortion laws the same and aren’t giving up hope on the Supreme Court.
Earlier on Tuesday, students at Yale rallied, with their protest taking them off-campus. Yale students left the classroom to protest the possible overturn of Roe v. Wade, a landmark decision from 49 years ago that made abortion legal nationwide.
“My suitemates are from Texas, Arizona. It’s a little scary where if they go home, their rights could be stripped right away in a matter of seconds,” said Mahimi Kodavati, a Yale student.
A draft majority opinion published on Monday evening by Politico showed that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the landmark 1973 decision in Roe v. Wade, which protects the federal right to abortion.
“As a woman, it can be taken away and that’s so scary, and now, this is approach, it’s really terrifying, but not surprising because these issues have never gone away,” said Tiger Lily Hopson, Yale rally organizer.
Word spread fast overnight among Yale students about the leaked Supreme Court initial draft opinion, sparking organizers to stage the rally.
“Because it’s so spontaneous, we all felt something from the Supreme Court opinion, and we have and will say something about it,” said Elaine Cheng, Yale rally organizer.
Students marched from the steps of the Sterling Memorial Library, down to College Street, and over to the New Haven Green.
The video below is from News 8 at Noon on May 3, 2022.