BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) — A group of over 50 protestors stood outside the Louisiana State Capitol Wednesday as they geared up to march to the Governor’s Mansion.
Standing on the state Capitol building steps, many of the protestors yelled: “my body, my choice” over and over again.
“The overturning of Roe v. Wade has caused a lot of problems for women seeking abortion care,” said protestor Casey Carr.
A group of pro-abortion rights protestors feel lost after the landmark ruling was overturned.
“It’s a sad day for a lot of people, but if they can infringe upon this right, God knows what’s next,” asked Community Organizer from Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Jeramesha Warner.
“It says I’ve had a heartbeat for 24 years, why won’t you protect me? You know, I’ve been on this Earth for 24 years and my rights are being stripped,” said another protestor, Megan Gaddy.
Protestors, male and female, from all different social and economic backgrounds said that they united under one message.
“Church and state should be separate, and I think that we’re moving in the wrong direction,” said protestor Nicholas Ferrari.
While the protestors believe they are heading in the wrong direction, some say it’s a bonding experience.
“I hate to bond over trauma, but I think we are having a collective trauma session,” said Warner.
The protest’s organizers, Unity Rouge, said they wanted someone specific to hear them. That person is Governor John Bel Edwards. The group of protestors marched from the Louisiana State Capitol steps to the Governor’s Mansion.
The abortion clinic out of Baton Rouge, Delta Clinic, has created a GoFundMe to help support staff.
Another protest hosted by Louisiana Pro-Choice will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday at the Louisiana State Capitol.