Abortion rights protesters march in Philadelphia

Protesters turned up in Philadelphia on Saturday, May 14, for one of the many demonstrations taking place nationwide in support of the right to abortion. This video by Kelly Vignola shows the crowd marching down Market Street in Philadelphia. The “Bans Off Our Bodies” events were organized by groups including Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Planned Parenthood Action Fund, UltraViolet, MoveOn, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL), and took place two weeks after a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion indicated that the court would overturn the historic 1973 Roe v Wade decision. On May 11, the US Senate voted against the advancement of Women’s Health Protection. Act, a Democrat-led bill that would strengthen federal abortion rights from 51 to 49. All Republican senators and one Democrat, Senator Joe Manchin, voted against the bill. Credit: Kelly Vignola via Storyful