The outcry comes after the United States Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe vs. Wade ruling that legalized abortion
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Women in the US have supported a “sex strike” against men who refuse to have vasectomies. Anger over the repeal of abortion laws is growing.
Following the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Roe v. Picking Wade up, “abstinence” was trending on Twitter.
Now American protesters have spoken out in favor of a sex strike.
The United States Supreme Court on Friday overturned the landmark Roe vs Wade ruling that legalized abortion.
Abortion will be banned almost immediately in 13 US states, while 26 are either safe at some point or likely to take steps to ban abortion outright.
Brianna Campbell, a 24-year-old paramedic, narrates The New York Post that men who wouldn’t get a vasectomy, who she stressed were reversible and didn’t fight for their rights on the streets, “didn’t deserve to have sex [her]“.
Caroline Healey, a 22-year-old events coordinator who attended an abortion protest in Manhattan’s Union Square, said it was “perfectly valid” for women to hold back the Holy Grail that men seemed to hold important.
She questioned why sex is more important than women’s rights.
“Why shouldn’t we hold it back when we’re always worried that they won’t put on a condom, that they’ll take one off after we ask them to,” she added.
“If we can’t safely go out and have sex and know we have a choice afterwards, why should we be expected to?”
Maya Demri, a rape survivor, said women must “do everything within their legal powers” to get their rights back after the Supreme Court overturned the landmark abortion ruling.
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She said she couldn’t sit around and imagine what women in “red states” would do if they became pregnant from rape, and that not only did she have to bear the tragedy of the worst that happened to them, but they also bear nine months in the body.
“If this world thinks it can oppress women forever, then we close our legs,” she said.
Social media hosted calls for a nationwide sex strike, with “abstinence” trending at one point on Twitter, with more than 26,900 tweets as of Saturday afternoon.
A New York-based Twitter user said she was DOUBLE ANGRY at the Supreme Court.
“I want to find people to coordinate a mass sex strike. That is our power,” said one woman. “Women have power here. No more sex until abortion rights are federal law.”
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A number of other social media users shared an image online with the caption: “#SexStrike. If our choices are denied, so are yours.”
The United Kingdom joined the United States in protests that erupted across the country following the “devastating” decision to abolish constitutional abortion rights.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson called it a “major step backwards” and hundreds took to the streets of London and Edinburgh to protest the decision.
Crowds, some in costume, held signs reading “Our bodies, our choice” at a protest outside the US Embassy in Vauxhall, south London.
Judith Orr, deputy chair of the Abortion Rights campaign group, which claims to have organized the demonstration, said the protesters were “full of anger and fury”.
In the Scottish capital, pro-choice activists and MSPs gathered outside the US consulate.
British politicians from across the spectrum have spoken out against the decision, including Mr Johnson, who told reporters at a press conference in Kigali, Rwanda: “I’ve always believed in a woman’s right to vote.”
Union leader Sir Keir Starmer tweeted: “Today’s devastating Supreme Court decision is a massive setback for women’s rights in the United States.
“Women’s right to make their own decisions about their own bodies is a fundamental human right.”
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