Abortion Rights Protesters March in Manhattan on 50th Anniversary of Roe v Wade

Protesters marched in support of abortion rights in New York, New York, on January 22, the 50th anniversary of Roe v Wade.

Video filmed by Ben Von Klemperer shows demonstrators gathered in Manhattan’s Washington Square Park and marching around the area on Sunday. The protesters were seen carrying signs advocating for abortion access and the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 9. Demonstrators were heard chanting slogans such as, "If you come for our rights, we’re gonna come for your seats.”

Roe v Wade, the landmark decision codifying abortion rights across the United States, was overturned by the Supreme Court on June 24, 2022. Credit: Ben Von Klemperer via Storyful

Video transcript

- Rise for abortion rights, rise up come on.

[CHEERING]

ALL: Rise up for rights, for abortion rights rise up.

- I can't hear you.

ALL: Rise up for abortion rights, for abortion rights, rise up.

- Rise up.

ALL: Rise up for abortion rights, for abortion rights, rise up.

- Woo!

- Raise your hand if you have witnessed any rights that have been won by appealing to the graces of those in power.

- No!

[LAUGHTER]

- No!

[LAUGHTER]

- How did we earn those rights?

[CHEERS]

- We fight back. We take to the streets, and that's why we are here. What could have been a celebration of 50 years of Roe v Wade has turned into a horrendous moment because forced motherhood equals female enslavement.

- Yes.

- Woo!

[CHEERING]

- Mighty, mighty feminists.

- If you come for our rights, we're going to come for your seat. If you come for our rights--

[HONKING]

- --we're gonna come for your seats.

- If you come to our rights, we're going to come for your seat. If you come for our rights, we're going to come for your seat.

If you come for our rights, we're going to come for your seat. If you come for our rights, we're going to come for your seats. If you come for our rights, we're going to come for your seats.

[CROWD SOUNDS]

- Keep your bans off my body!

[CHATTER]

- I looked at it.

[SIDE CONVERSATIONS]

- (SIGH)

- Yes. Yes.

[CHATTER]