Pro-choice rights activists set to march in Nashville

Bans off our bodies
Posted at 5:57 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-14 18:52:04-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Across the country on Saturday May 14, people rallied to show their support for pro-choice rights. They're calling it the ‘Bans Off Our Bodies” Day of Action.

This comes after the leak that seems to indicate the U.S. Supreme Court plans to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision. Rallies were held all throughout Tennessee for this national movement, including in Nashville.

Saturday's rally began at noon. Supporters met at Legislative Plaza and marched to the Federal Courthouse on Church Street. All involved fought to protect women's rights to choose.

You can find other rallies near you here.

During the rally, participants urged elected officials to pass legislation to protect abortion access and called on the Biden Administration to protect access to safe, legal abortion.

Doctors said banning abortion won't stop it, it will just drive some of it underground. They believe it could drive women to a haven state, like California, to have an abortion, which puts Tennesseans far away from a practitioner if they have complications or need to follow up.