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Bexar County DA weighs in on abortion rights, Roe vs. Wade

“I am not going to prosecute someone who makes a decision about her own body,” District Attorney Joe Gonzales mentioned as rallies occurred in San Antonio and past.

SAN ANTONIO — The battle over abortion is intensifying as abortion rights rallies are occurring throughout the nation and in San Antonio. 

Protesters are saying: “Bans off our bodies.” All of this comes simply sooner or later after a bombshell leak exhibiting the Supreme Court might be set to abolish Roe v. Wade. However, solely a draft was leaked and revealed by Politico. So, it is not the ultimate phrase from the excessive court docket. But, anti-abortion advocates are optimistic.

Bexar County District Attorney, Joe Gonzales, additionally weighing in on the difficulty. He confirmed his assist Tuesday on the protest in downtown San Antonio.

“While I am the elected district attorney and our office is responsible for making those prosecuting decisions, my commitment to the citizens of Bexar County is that I am not going to prosecute someone who makes a decision about her own body,” he mentioned.

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The chants might be heard in the downtown streets. Abortion-rights supporters have been in entrance of the federal courthouse. They wished to be heard, like mom of two Amy Bossler. She introduced her one and four-year-old in their stroller to the demonstration.

“We are here today to defend their rights,” she mentioned. “It is really emotional. It is a really scary time.”

Sign after signal, the demonstrators wrote how they felt. They yelled their messages. Strangers united in perception and standing in solidarity. They mentioned they’re defending their rights. However, for some it’s personal like Millisent Furyhopkins.

“I had an ectopic pregnancy at 14,” she mentioned. “And it was traumatic. And if there are situations where people can even get a medical exception to it. I mean I could have died.”

On the opposite facet are organizations like Texas Alliance for Life and Students for Life at UTSA.

“We recognize that this is not a final,” Amy O’Donnell mentioned. “We are cautiously optimistic that when the final decision is released that it will reflect what we have seen in the leak.”

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