Following the release of a Supreme Court draft opinion that would throw out the landmark Roe v. Wade abortion rights ruling, several dozen protestors took to the lawn of the Historic Howell Courthouse to protest.
Organized by the progressively-aligned Indivisible Livingston group, the protestors turned out despite a steady rainfall as they held signs that said “Keep your laws off my body” and “The Hardest decision a Woman can make Isn’t Yours”.
Organizers say they also gathered petition signatures for a Reproductive Rights petition to place a Constitutional amendment on the ballot in November. If passed, it would invalidate a 1931 law that remains on the books and outlaws abortion in Michigan. If the Supreme Court does invalidate Roe v. Wade, that law would potentially go back into effect.