To the cries of
my body, my choice!this predominantly female demonstration made a short journey through the streets of the American capital, under a drizzle that turned into a downpour, to finish in front of the emblematic colonnaded building.
Where Joe Biden was not: He spends the weekend at his Delaware beach house, several hundred miles away.
That didn’t stop Becca, 37, who preferred to give only her first name, from driving more than two hours to chant
Get up, Joe Bidenbrandishing a placard calling for
abortion on demand and without excuse.
What she expects from the 79-year-old Democrat?
Let him fix it!she exclaims,
I don’t want the world my grandmother lived in.
The decree he issued was not enoughshe judges with reference to a text signed Friday by the American president, containing some measures with limited scope on access to voluntary terminations of pregnancy.
Behind her, demonstrators hang on the gates of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue green scarves, recalling the struggle of Argentinian women for the right to abortion.
The hope of executive power
It needs to really explore the full extent of executive power to ensure women keep their rightsasks for her part Christine, 50 years old.
years back to the time of clandestine abortions”,”text”:”I’m here to make sure that my daughters don’t go back 50 years to the time of clandestine abortions”}}”>I’m here to make sure my daughters don’t go back 50 years to the time of clandestine abortions.said this mother of three young girls, shortly before the demonstrators left the scene calmly, immediately replaced by tourists who photographed the signs left there, and the rain began to wash off.
Since the very conservative Supreme Court on June 24 brought down the right to abortion in force throughout the United States, the Democratic president has been accused of not reacting vigorously enough.
Joe Biden argues that his executive power is limited, and that the best way to restore the right to abortion, including in conservative states that have already abolished it, is to pass a federal law.
For that, he maintains, voters must give the Democrats a solid majority in the November legislative elections.