Pro-Choice Wyoming holds Casper protest

A group of protesters hold signs and wave to people driving by.
A group of protesters hold signs and wave to people driving by.(Katie Reed)
Published: Jun. 24, 2022 at 8:58 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - In the wake of the Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade, Pro-Choice Wyoming sent out a call for protesters to gather in front of True Care in Casper on Friday evening.

Nearly 100 people protested the Supreme Courts’ decision to overturn Roe vs Wade and continued to fight for their reproductive rights.

“Devastated. I’m very devastated, and I actually had the idea because my daughter wanted to come out today. So we definitely want to protest for something that we hold of value, and that’s our rights our constitutional rights, I mean what else would we be here for,” said protester Jordan Cobb.

From 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. a crowd of protesters talked amongst themselves, waved their signs, and cheered as people driving by honked their support.

“You never know when you put out an open call for people to demonstrate their sentiments whether anyone’s going to show up, so I’m thrilled to see all the people here today,” said Wellspring Health Access Advisory Board Member Jane Ifland.

The protest focused on the theme “we won’t go back, and we won’t back down.” Many at the event not only voiced their support for the pro-choice movement and their fears for women’s rights, but they also argued against the state’s trigger law that was passed during the last legislative session which will ban abortion in Wyoming for most cases.

“With our own state and all of the other ones that have trigger laws and are trying to pass laws that further restrict women’s health rights it’s just not right and it’s not safe there are many many reasons an abortion should happen,” said protester William Endelman.

Community activists encouraged those who could vote to make sure they were registered and emphasized the importance of taking action at the polls later this year.

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