WESTON, Fla. – A group of young women from South Florida are protesting after the landmark Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade.
The move ends a nearly 50-year-old constitutional right to abortion.
A group of 15-year-old girls held a lemonade sale Sunday in Weston. They said that 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Planned Parenthood action fund.
“It’s really important to me that women have bodily autonomy and the right to their own bodies and that’s what we’re fighting for here today,” said Hannah Birke.
“We can’t vote, so they should keep their laws out of our bodies and give us the right to say what we need,” added Isabella, who was also selling lemonade.
Mayte Canino, deputy director of Planned Parenthood in South Florida, appeared Sunday morning on This This Week in South Florida (TWISF) to react to the historic decision.
“Making a medical decision and trying to say what a person should do with their body and medically goes against the privacy that the Constitution gives us,” he said.
also appeared in TWISF Republican Congressman Mario Diaz Balart.
“I think a woman should be able to do what she wants with her body, but birth is not reproduction,” she said. “Conception is reproduction, birth is not reproduction.”
The fight now moves from Washington DC to the state legislatures.
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