Women’s March promotes ‘Summer of Rage’

by Trinity Cardinal

Megan Udinski, FISM News



After the leaked Supreme Court draft that would return decision-making about abortion to the states, pro-abortion activists have ramped up protests declaring the ‘summer of rage’ has begun.

On Saturday, 400 pro-abortion protests organized by Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, and other groups, took place across the country. 

The largest of these protests took place in Washington D.C., at which the crowds, being led by a Women’s March representative, chanted that they will be “ungovernable.”

The president of Women’s March, Rachel Carmona declared, “For the women of this country, this will be a summer of rage. We will be ungovernable until this government starts working for us, until the attacks on our bodies let up, until the right to an abortion is codified into law.”

Many signs at the event sported the slogan “Bans off our bodies” and “Abortion is health care.” 

Nationwide several protestors were arrested for gathering without permits, using violence against police officers, and ignoring local laws. One such instance was Kimra Luna in Boise, Idaho. Kimra, the organizer of the protest, was arrested for resisting or obstructing officers. She had been warned by officers that the megaphone she was using to lead the crowd was a violation of a noise ordinance. The video of the arrest was captured by the group Idaho Abortion Rights and shared on Instagram. 

After posting the $300 bond, Luna took to social media to comment on the arrest stating, “The police infringed on my constitutional right. It’s my first amendment right to march and chant in PUBLIC areas.” Later in the day, she continued to fulminate that the “trauma of the arrest is now kicking in,” and that she had “nightmares all night about the police terrorizing me and my kids.” Continuing with her emotional retelling of the arrest she said, “I’ve had to shower numerous times because I’m almost trying to wash the experience off me somehow.”

Meanwhile, outside the Supreme Court, pro-life advocates gathered in response to the pro-abortion marchers. Some of the abortion lobbyists shove their signs, and in one case, an umbrella in their faces. 

A street preacher wearing an orange vest sporting the words “Jesus Saves” told pro-choice advocates that theirs’ was a choice of life and death. Many held signs stating “F*** Your God” and yelling, “God doesn’t exist!” The preacher turned to a woman and told her, “I’m so glad your mom didn’t abort you. You’re beautiful,” to which she replied, “I can’t say the same for you.” He was continually targeted by protestors and after one individual twerked on the man while chanting “Trans Lives Matter,” the police placed a barricade around the preacher to ensure his safety.

Protesters in Seattle, Washington engaged with police and reporters, using harsh language and occasionally physical contact. Jonathan Choe tweeted, “This far left activist follows me, blocks my shot, then makes physical contact with me multiple times. This same person yells vile insults at @SeattlePD, but then asks them for help. Then yells at them again for not arresting me. Yo-yo. Only in #Seattle.” 

These protests are said to be a preview of the ‘summer of rage’ to come. FISM News will continue to report as the Supreme Court decision regarding the authority of abortion law is determined over the next month.