New York City Mayor Eric Adams recently called the pro-life movement “radical” and vowed to “fight” to guarantee that abortion has “no” restrictions. According to Fox News, Adams attended a pro-abortion rally in New York City on Saturday and stated that he does not believe abortion should be restricted. He stated during the “Bans Off Our Bodies” march in New York City “No, I do not,” when asked if there should be any restrictions on abortion.
Adams tweeted, “Abortion is health care. It’s that simple. And New York City won’t let a group of radical extremists take away health care or any human right without a fight,” adding the hashtag, “BansOffOurBodies.” When asked about his support for late-term abortion, Adams stated, “I think women should have the right to choose [for] their bodies. Men should not have that right to choose how a woman should treat their body.”
There were more than 400 pro-abortion “Bans Off Our Bodies” rallies held around the country on Saturday. They were in reaction to a leaked draft of a majority decision from the United States Supreme Court, which indicated that the Court was likely to overturn Roe v. Wade. The pro-abortion protests were organized by Planned Parenthood, the Women’s March, and other pro-abortion organizations. Rally organizers claim that if the Supreme Court follows through on overturning Roe, it will be the start of a potential “summer of rage.”
Despite the large turnout, a new CNN survey suggests that a probable Roe v. Wade reversal would likely motivate Republicans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections more than Democrats. The poll data came after the May 2 release of the Supreme Court draft opinion and showed that Democrats are less enthusiastic about voting than Republicans. Only 43% of Democrats indicated they were “extremely/very enthusiastic” about the coming election season, compared to 56% of Republicans.