Hundreds march in Sacramento after Roe v. Wade decision

Recap: Demonstrators gather in Sacramento to decry the overturning of Roe v. Wade

Updated: 10:38 PM PDT Jun 24, 2022

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>> MY NEWS, MY WEATHER, MY INVESTIGATIONS, KCRA NEWS AT 10:00 ON MY58. >> HUNDREDS OF DEMONSTRATORS OUT IN THE STREETS OF SACRAMENTO AND CITIES ACROSS THE NATION TONIGHT TO PROTEST TODAY’S SUPREME COURT DECISION OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE AND ENDING A ONE MEN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT — WOMAN’S CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO ABORTION. TY: AND HERE’S A LIVE LOOK AT THE STATE CAPITOL TONIGHT. YOU CAN SEE IT HAS BEEN LIT UP PINK. THIS IS IN SUPPORT OF ABORTION RIGHTS. TODAY GOVERNOR GAVIN NEWSOM SIGNED A BILL THAT QUOTE, MAKES OUR STATE A SAFE HAVEN FOR WOMEN ACROSS THE NATION. EDIE: AND THE CAPITOL HAS BEEN A FOCUS FOR DEMONSTRATORS, ALONG WITH THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE. TY: AT THINGS GOT HEATED WHEN ONE POINT, PROTESTERS BLOCKED I STREET PREVENTING DRIVERS FROM GETTING ON I-5. WATCH THIS. WE WERE REPORTING NEAR THIS LIVE WHEN THIS OBVIOUSLY FRUSTRATED DRIVER SPUN HIS TIRES. THEN DROVE RIGHT UP TO THE GROUP BLOCKING THE ON-RAMP. THE VIEW WAS BLOCKED. BUT YOU CAN SEE THE DRIVER GETS OUT OF HIS TRUCK AND CONFRONTS THE GROUP, THEN, HE GOT BACK INSIDE THE TRUCK AND DROVE OFF. EDIE: THAT GROUP MARCHED THOUGH DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO. EVENTUALLY MERGING WITH ANOTHER GROUP OF DEMONSTRATORS AT THE STATE CAPITOL. LIVE COPTER THREE WAS OVERHEAD AS THE GROUP CHANTED, AND HELD SIGNS. ALSO LISTENING TO SPEAKERS. ASIDE FROM BLOCKING SOME DOWNTOWN STREETS, THE DEMONSTRATION APPEARED PEACEFUL, AND THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY ARRESTS. TY: AFTER ABOUT 20 MINUTES, THE DEMONSTRATORS LEFT THE CAPITOL, AND AGAIN TOOK TO THE STREETS. AT ONE POINT THE GROUP WAS MARCHING AGAINST TRAFFIC, FORCING CARS TO STOP AND WAIT FOR THEM TO PASS. THE GROUP ENDED A FEW BLOCKS AWAY AT CESAR CHAVEZ PLAZA AND AGAIN MARCHED IN THE STREETS. YOU CAN SEE FROM LIVE COPTER THREE, THE GROUP SURROUNDING THE ENTIRE PLAZA. WE HAVE TEAM COVERAGE OF TODAY’S RULING. INCLUDING THE IMPACT IT COULD HAVE HERE IN CALIFORNIA. EDIE: WE BEGIN WITH KCRA 3’S MELANIE WINGO WHO HAS BEEN COVERING TODAY’S DEMONSTRATIONS. REPORTER: IT IS PRETTY QUIET RIGHT NOW AT THE CAPITOL. JUST BEHIND ME, I CAN STILL SEEK SOME CHP OFFICERS GUARDING THE PERIMETER OF THE CAPITOL. EARLIER TODAY, ROUGHLY 250 DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TO THE STREETS IN FRONT OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING CARRYING SIGNS, CHANTING AND EXPRESSING THEIR FRUSTRATION ABOUT THE SUPREME COURT’S MOST RECENT RULING. DEMONSTRATIONS AGAINST THE SUPREME COURT RULING OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE, TAKING TO DOWNTOWN SACRAMENTO. A GATHERING THAT STARTED ON THE SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE FEDERAL COURTHOUSE, SPILLING OUT INTO THE INTERSECTION AT 5TH AND I STREETS. BLOCKING EVENING COMMUTERS. BEFORE DEMONSTRATORS MARCHED ON A PATH THAT TOOK THEM PAST OLD SACRAMENTO, UP CAPITOL MALL AND TO THE STREET ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING. THE CROWD, EVENTUALLY MERGING WITH ANOTHER GROUP. >> I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SEEN A LARGER CROWD BUT IT’S AMAZING HOW MANY DID COME OUT. AND ESPECIALLY HOW MANY YOUNG PEOPLE CAME OUT ’CAUSE YOU KNOW% THIS IS GONNA BE A LONG FIGHT AND I MAY NOT BE HERE WHEN IT’S OVER. WE NEED THEM. REPORTER: DAWN WOLFSON SHARING HER REASON HEADING TO SACRAMENTO FROM EL DORADO COUNTY. >> I WANT AND IF THAT MEANS TO GET IT FIXED AND IF THAT MEANS COMIN’ TO THE STREETS, HERE I AM. REPORTER: OTHERS, USING THE SPACE TO REMEMBER A TIME PRE ROW — PRE-ROE. MANY, ATTENDING THE DOWNTOWN GATHERINGS TO SIMPLY BE WITH OTHERS EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION ABOUT THE HIGH COURT’S DECISION. >> WHEN I SAW THE NEWS THING FLASH ACROSS MY PHONE I FELT LIKE I WAS GONNA THROW UP 1.13 — LIKE I WAS GO THROUGHOUT. >> I DON’T KNOW THAT IT’LL MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE BEING HERE BUT AT LEAST I CAN BE HERE AND SAY THIS IS NOT OK. REPORTER: IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE, UNLIKE AT THE NATIONS CAPITAL EARLIER TODAY, WE DID NOT SEE PRESENCE OF PRO-ABORTION RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS AND ANTI-ABORTION DEMONSTRATORS HERE AT CALIFORNIA’S CAPITOL. THE GATHERING THAT HAPPENED HERE WAS COMPOSED OF MOSTLY IF NOT ALL OF PRO-ABORTION RIGHTS DEMONSTRATORS. A VERY ONE-SIDED CROWD HERE IN FRONT OF THE CAPITOL TODAY. THE CHP OFFICERS WHO GUARD THE CAPITOL GROUNDS ARE STILL OUT HERE. WE ARE ALSO SEEING SOME SACRAMENTO POLICE DEPARTMENT OFFICERS ON THE STREETS AROUND THE CAPITAL. THE LAW ENFORCEMENT PRESENCE IS BEING FELT HERE. EDIE: MANY PEOPLE NOW HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT WHICH STATES WILL BAN ABORTIONS, AND WHEN. TY: AND WHAT THAT WILL MEAN FOR STATES LIKE CALIFORNIA, WHERE STATE LEADERS HAVE ALREADY SAID MORE — ABORTION WILL REMAIN LEGAL. >> ABORTION REMAINS FULLY LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA. LET ME REPEAT THAT. ABORTION REMAINS FULLY LEGAL IN CALIFORNIA. TODAY’S DECISION DOES NOT IMPACT OUR STATE’S LAWS, AND YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE WITHIN OUR BORDERS, AND IN OTHER STATES THAT PROTECT REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM. TY: WHILE ABORTION RIGHTS IN CALIFORNIA WILL STILL BE IN PLACE, THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT CLINICS BEING ABLE TO HANDLE THE POTENTIAL INFLUX OF WOMEN FROM OUT OF STATE SEEKING ABORTIONS. EDIE: THERE IS ALSO SOME UNCERTAINTY ABOUT WHAT THOSE WOMEN MIGHT FACE, ONCE THEY HEAD BACK TO THEIR HOME STATE. KCRA 3’S ORKO MANNA IS LIVE WITH A CLOSER LOOK AT THOSE ISSUES. ORKO? REPORTER: THERE ARE THOUSANDS OF WOMEN EXPECTED TO COME INTO CALIFORNIA TO SEEK ABORTIONS ESPECIALLY THOSE FROM STATES THAT HAVE SO-CALLED TRIGGER LAWS. WHILE PLANNED PARENTHOOD SAYS THEY ARE READY LEGAL EXPERTS , TELL ME THINGS COULD GET TRICKY WHEN THOSE WOMEN GET BACK HOME. IN THE COMING DAYS AND WEEKS, WE WILL START SEEING PATIENTS FROM OUT OF STATE. REPORTER: WITH THE SUPREME COURT OVERTURNING ROE V. WADE, ABORTION BANS AND RESTRICTIONS ARE EXPECTED IN SEVERAL STATES. HERE’S A MAP OF WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE. CHERI GREVEN WITH PLANNED PARENTHOOD MAR MONTE TELLS ME THAT’S WHY THEY’RE GETTING READY TO SERVE WOMEN FROM AROUND 26 STATES WHO ARE ANTICIPATED TO COME TO CALIFORNIA, SEEKING ABORTIONS. >> CALIFORNIA COULD SEE AN INFLUX OF 3,000% PATIENTS FROM OUT OF STATE. SO, YOU’RE LOOKING AT WELL OVER A MILLION PATIENTS COMING INTO CALIFORNIA. REPORTER: GREVEN SAYS THEY SAW THE WRITING ON THE WALL SO THEY’RE PREPARED TO TAKE IN AN ADDITIONAL 250 TO 500 PATIENTS EACH WEEK. THE INCREASING CAPACITY POSSIBLE DUE TO THEIR EFFORTS TO EXPAND THE WORKFORCE. >> OUR GOAL HAS ALWAYS BEEN TO TRAIN MORE ABORTION PROVIDERS, CONTRACT WITH MORE OUTSIDE ABORTION PROVIDERS THAT CAN COME IN AND FILL A GAP IF NEEDED. REPORTER: THEY ARE ALSO ADDING MORE RESOURCES TO THEIR HEALTH CENTERS ESPECIALLY THOSE NEAR , MAJOR TRANSPORTATION HUBS SUCH AS SACRAMENTO, SAN JOSE AND OAKLAND. THE GOAL? >> TAKE THE INFLUX OF PATIENTS FROM OUT OF STATE WITHOUT THAT AFFECTING OUR OWN COMMUNITY PATIENTS. REPORTER: GOVERNOR NEWSOM SIGNING LEGISLATION FRIDAY TO PROTECT WOMEN FROM CIVIL LIABILITY FOR RECEIVING ABORTION CARE IN CALIFORNIA. THIS AS STATES LIKE MISSOURI TRY , TO SUE ITS RESIDENTS WHO GET ABORTIONS OUT OF STATE. >> THIS IS JUST GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY COMPLEX. REPORTER: MCGEORGE SCHOOL OF LAW PROFESSOR LESLIE JACOBS TELLS ME THOSE WHO GET ABORTIONS WHILE IN CALIFORNIA, NO MATTER WHAT STATE THEY’RE FROM, WILL BE PROTECTED , BUT WHAT HAPPENS AFTERWARD IS STILL UNCLEAR. >> THE MORE DIFFICULT QUESTION IS WHAT CAN THEY DO , PUNISHMENT-WISE WHEN THEIR CITIZENS COME BACK? THEY’RE GOING TO GET LITIGATED IN A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT STATES. AND COURTS ARE GOING TO REACH DIFFERENT JUDGEMENTS. REPORTER: IT IS SAFE TO SAY THERE’S A LOT OF RIGHT NOW. BUT PLANNED PARENTHOOD WANTS TO MAKE ONE THING CRYSTAL CLEAR. >> OUR DOORS ARE OPEN. ABORTION CARE IS LEGAL IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. REPORTER: EARLIER TODAY, U.S. ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND SAID THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE WOULD PROTECT WOMEN WHO TRAVEL FROM STATES WITH BANS, TO GET — TO STATES THAT WOULD PROVIDE ABORTIONS FOR THEM LIKE HERE IN CALIFORNIA. TY: TURNING NOW TO THE NATION’S CAPITOL. LIVE VIDEO OF THE CAPITOL BUILDING AND THE SUPREME COURT. THINGS ARE QUIET NOW AT BOTH LOCAITONS. — BOTH LOCATIONS. BUT THERE WERE A LOT OF PROTESTERS EARLIER IN THE DAY. EDIE: THAT IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE EARLIER TONIGHT OUTSIDE THE U.S. SUPREME COURT. YOU CAN SEE POLICE IN RIOT GEAR. FOR A MOMENT THEY WERE IN A BRIEF STANDOFF WITH PROTESTERS BEFORE THEY GOT BACK TO THAT BARRICADE. MASSIVE CROWDS CAME OUT AFTER NEWS THAT THE COURT HAD OVERTURNED THE 1973 ROE V. WADE DECISION. PROTESTORS WERE OUT THERE LATE INTO THE NIGHT. TY: PROTESTERS BROUGHT TRAFFIC ON THE LOS ANGELES HIGHWAY-2 IS ON STILL. — A LOS ANGELES HIGHWAY ON STANDSTILL. ABORTION RIGHTS SUPPORTERS IN LOS ANGELES MARCH ON THE 110 FREEWAY AND STOP TRAFFIC AS THEY — IT IS NOT CLEAR WHERE THE MARK JURORS — MERGERS ARE HEADING OR HOW LONG THEY MAY CONTINUE TO BLOCK TRAFFIC. THE LANDMARK RULING TODAY BY THE SUPREME COURT HAS SENT SHOCKWAVES ACROSS THE COUNTRY. EDIE: JARRED HILL JOINS US NOW FROM WASHINGTON D.C. WITH THE DETAILS. REPORTER: INTENSE EMOTION. THE SUPREME COURT, IN A 5-4 SPLIT OVERTURNING THE , CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO AN ABORTION. >> WE’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR NEARLY 50 YEARS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, AND I JUST FEEL SO GRATEFUL. REPORTER: THIS DECISION OVERTURNING FEDERAL ABORTION RIGHTS CAME FRIDAY MORNING. YOU COULD SEE THEM SO GATHER AROUND THE SUPREME COURT, THEY SAY THIS IS A FIGHT THEY COULD NOT STOP HERE. >> BEFORE THIS I WAS FIGHTING FOR MORE AXIS, NOW WE ARE BACK TO THIS BASELINE. REPORTER: OVERTURNING 50 YEARS OF PRESIDENT, JUSTICE SAMUEL ALITO WROTE ABORTION IS NOT DEEPLY ROOTED IN THE NATION’S HISTORY. CALLING ROE, EGREGIOUSLY WRONG AND ON A COLLISION COURSE WITH THE CONSTITUTION FROM THE DAY IT WAS DECIDED. CHIEF JUSTICE JOHN ROBERTS SIDED WITH THE COURT’S LIBERAL MINORITY. THOUGH SAID HE WOULD HAVE UPHELD MISSISSIPPI’S 15 WEEK ABORTION BAN. THE CASE AT THE CENTER OF THIS DECISION. FROM CAPITOL HILL. >> YES, IT IS A MIRACLE. REPORTER: CELEBRATIONS OF DISAPPOINTMENT AND CALLS TO ACTION. >> DEMOCRATS WILL CONTINUE FIGHTING TO ENSHRINE ROE V. WADE INTO THE LAW OF THE LAND. REPORTER: WITH ABORTION ACCESS DOWN ISSUE FOR THE STATES, PRESIDENT BIDEN, LEFT WITH FE FEDERAL OPTIONS. MAKING A PLEA TO VOTERS COME NOVEMBER. >> CONGRESS MUST ACT. WITH YOUR VOTE, YOU CAN ACT. YOU CAN HAVE THE FINAL WORD. THIS IS NOT OVER. REPORTER: IN HIS OPINION JUSTICE , ALITO SAID THIS DECISION SHOULD NOT CALL INTO QUESTION THE LEGITIMACY OF OTHER UNWRITTEN RIGHTS LIKE THAT OF CONTRACEPTION, OR THE RIGHT OF SAME SEX MARRIAGE. BUT JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS, IN HIS, SAID THOSE SHOULD BE RECONSIDERED. EDIE: ABORTION ACCESS IS ALREADY CHANGING IN STATES ACROSS THE COUNTRY, LIKE OHIO, ALABAMA AND ARKANSAS HAD TRIGGER LAWS ON THE BOOKS MEANING THE MINUTE THE DECISION CAME DOWN, THEY TOOK EFFECT. OVERALL, ABOUT HALF OF THE STATES IN THE COUNTRY ARE ABOUT TO ROLL BACK ABORTION RIGHTS, OR BAN ABORTION ALTOGETHER. SOME DEMONSTRATORS TOOK TODAY’S PROTEST RIGHT TO THE JUSTICES HOMES WHO MADE THE RULING. TY: SOME PEOPLE GATHERED OUTSIDE CONSERVATIVE JUSTICE CLARENCE THOMAS’S HOUSE RESPONDING TO HIS , STRONG STANCE ON POSSIBLE OVERRULING OF OTHER PAST LANDMARK DECISIONS. THOMAS WROTE FRIDAY THAT THE SUPREME COURT MUST REVISIT DECISIONS THAT LEGALIZED THE RIGHT TO OBTAIN CONTRACEPTION, THE RIGHT TO SAME-SEX INTIMACY, AND THE RIGHT TO SAME-SEX MARRIAGE. EDIE: INCIDENTS LIKE THAT ARE CERTAINLY RAISING CONCERNS ABOUT SECURITY IN THE WAKE OF THE RULING. TY: WE HAVE CHRISTOPHER SALAS MORE WITH THE PURCHASER BEEN SEEING ACROSS THE COUNTRY. REPORTER: THINGS HAVE BEEN PEACEFUL HERE, BUT LAW ENFORCEMENT WAS PREPARED, IN ANTICIPATION OF THIS RULING, YOU CAN SEE THE FENCING ERECTED AROUND THE COURT. POLICE HERE IN THE NATION’S CAPITOL ARE ALSO MOBILIZING AND BRINGING IN MORE OFFICERS IN ANTICIPATION OF GROWING PROTESTS. FEDERAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES HAVE BEEN WARNING THAT AS PROTESTS GROW, SO DOES THE RISK OF VIOLENCE. JUST TWO WEEKS AGO A MAN WAS , ARRESTED FOR THREATENING TO KILL JUSTICE BRETT KAVANAUGH AND A NEW DHS WARNING OBTAINED BY CNN SAYS JUDGES, CHURCHES AND ABORTION PROVIDERS COULD ALL BE POTENTIAL TARGETS. PRESIDENT BIDEN TODAY CALLING ON PROTESTORS TO REMAIN PEACEFUL. >> NO INTIMIDATION. VIOLENCE IS NEVER ACCEPTABLE. THREATS AND INTIMIDATION ARE NOT SPEECH. WE MUST STAND AGAINST VIOLENCE IN ANY FORM, REGARDLESS OF YOUR RATIONALE. REPORTER: CONGRESS LAST WEEK PASSED A BILL LAST WEEK THAT

Recap: Demonstrators gather in Sacramento to decry the overturning of Roe v. Wade

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Updated: 10:38 PM PDT Jun 24, 2022

Warning: Some of the language in the video above may be graphic for some.The decision made by the highest court in the land rolling back reproductive rights has led to protests and demonstrations across the country.The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively leaving the decision up to the states on the legality of abortion procedures.Demonstrators in Sacramento gathered at the state Capitol and the federal courthouse to decry the court’s decision.Below are live updates on the group of demonstrators marching around Sacramento.10:00 p.m.: The demonstration has ended, police say.9:23 p.m.: Sacramento police say the group has crossed Tower Bridge to go to West Sacramento.8:27 p.m.: Sacramento police say the group is on 10th Street and Capitol Mall.7:22 p.m.: Demonstrators are walking against traffic along 9th Street near L Street, effectively jamming southbound traffic.7:12 p.m.: Demonstrators march northbound on 10th Street from the state Capitol.6:32 p.m.: Police said the group has moved to 10th Street and Capitol Mall and estimates there are about 250 demonstrators.6 p.m.: A group of demonstrators marched down I Street toward the Interstate 5 on-ramps in downtown Sacramento. The freeway entrance was briefly blocked before the group continued.4:37 p.m.: The Sacramento Police Department said it closed N Street at 10th Street ahead of demonstrations.

Warning: Some of the language in the video above may be graphic for some.

The decision made by the highest court in the land rolling back reproductive rights has led to protests and demonstrations across the country.

The United States Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, effectively leaving the decision up to the states on the legality of abortion procedures.

Demonstrators in Sacramento gathered at the state Capitol and the federal courthouse to decry the court’s decision.

Below are live updates on the group of demonstrators marching around Sacramento.

10:00 p.m.: The demonstration has ended, police say.

9:23 p.m.: Sacramento police say the group has crossed Tower Bridge to go to West Sacramento.

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The group has now gone to West Sacramento over the Tower Bridge.

— Sacramento Police (@SacPolice) June 25, 2022


8:27 p.m.: Sacramento police say the group is on 10th Street and Capitol Mall.

7:22 p.m.: Demonstrators are walking against traffic along 9th Street near L Street, effectively jamming southbound traffic.

sacramento roe v. wade demonstration

7:12 p.m.: Demonstrators march northbound on 10th Street from the state Capitol.

Sacramento Roe v. Wade demonstration

6:32 p.m.: Police said the group has moved to 10th Street and Capitol Mall and estimates there are about 250 demonstrators.

6 p.m.: A group of demonstrators marched down I Street toward the Interstate 5 on-ramps in downtown Sacramento. The freeway entrance was briefly blocked before the group continued.

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Pro-abortion rights demonstrators—blocking westbound traffic at 5th and I Streets in downtown Sacramento. Near Federal Courthouse. Demonstrators have marched away from the courthouse. Their destination is not known. Blocked traffic for about 10 mins. shortly after 6 [email protected] pic.twitter.com/gehjZQK1YL

— Melanie Wingo | KCRA 3 (@MelWingoKCRA) June 25, 2022

4:37 p.m.: The Sacramento Police Department said it closed N Street at 10th Street ahead of demonstrations.

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