Australians Rally in Solidarity With Abortion Rights Activists in US After Supreme Court Decision

Hundreds of people marched through Newcastle in New South Wales on July 30, for a protest sparked by a US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, a ruling that protected abortion rights in the US since 1973.

Footage by Newcastle City Councillor Carol Duncan shows a crowd holding pro-abortion rights signs chanting “We fight back.”

Organizers said on Facebook the supreme court’s decision was “a huge step back for equality and rights for women and child bearers.”

Demonstrators were also calling for increased funding for abortion services in New South Wales. Abortion was decriminalized in the state in 2019. Credit: Carol Duncan via Storyful

Video Transcript

- [INAUDIBLE]

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE] keep putting it on. Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- [INAUDIBLE]

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE] keep putting it on. Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- [INAUDIBLE]

[CHEERING]

- [INAUDIBLE] keep putting it on. Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

- Women's rights under attack, what do we do?

- We fight back!

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