Even with the latest Ladies’s Well being Safety Act failing within the Senate, college students say they’re holding out hope.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Throughout the nation highschool scholar are strolling out of sophistication protesting a leaked Supreme Courtroom draft opinion on Roe v. Wade, suggesting a conservative majority would try and overturn the decision.
Thursday, extra college students from a number of Jefferson County Public Colleges stepped exterior the classroom to make their voices heard. Final week, college students from three schools also walked out of class in protest.
College students mentioned the reply for them is easy: Their physique, their alternative.
“We really feel prefer it’s not proper that they are selecting what girls need to do with their physique,” Alasia Mobley, a junior at Waggener Excessive Faculty, mentioned.
Different college students protesting echoed Mobley’s sentiments saying it is inspiring to see their classmates march with them.
“I really feel like we’re all coming collectively in one thing, even males,” Mobley mentioned. “It isn’t their physique however I really feel like they’re nonetheless coming collectively and are like ‘Okay it is their physique, they need to have their very own alternative.'”
College students marched across the faculty’s observe chanting, holding indicators.
However they weren’t the one ones.
Throughout the town, college students at Atherton Excessive Faculty additionally walked out of sophistication in protest.
“You are accountable for your physique, nobody else can inform you what you are doing to your physique,” Alayna Alvey, an Atherton senior, mentioned.
Atherton junior Merce Ermis mentioned protests like this are hopefully going to make their voices heard. And junior Texas O’Reilly mentioned that abortion is healthcare, and that it not solely ought to be authorized, however supplied safely.
“There’s gonna be delivery issues, the place a lady will not be capable of really give delivery, however she is going to nonetheless die from delivery issues,” O’Reilly mentioned.
Even with the latest Women’s Health Protection Act failing in the Senate, college students say they’re holding out hope.
“I really feel like we nonetheless have hope as a result of it isn’t over till it is really over,” Mobley mentioned. “And I do not suppose it is over to be trustworthy.”