Multiple abortion rights groups in the US have called for nationwide protests on May 14 as an expression of outrage against the potential overturning of the landmark Roe v. Wade decision.

“We don’t have the luxury to waste any time,” Planned Parenthood Action Fund executive director Kelley Robinson told AFP, emphasizing the urgency of large-scale and widespread demonstrations against the Supreme Court’s anticipated decision.

She went on to call May 14 a “massive day of action,” calling for four “anchor marches” in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Washington, and Chicago.

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“We’re expecting hundreds of thousands of folks in these anchor cities and still hundreds of events all across the country. So no matter where you are, there’s somewhere for you to go … Nationwide we are going to be expressing our outrage,” Robinson concluded, unequivocally.

Another group, Women’s March, founded in 2017 and responsible for the unprecedented gender equality rallies that took place after former President Donald Trump’s inauguration, will also join in on the demonstrations on May 14.

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“We will be ungovernable until this government starts working for us. Until the attacks on our bodies let up. And until the right to an abortion is codified into law. We will be sending this message loud and clear with a nationwide day of action,” said Rachel Carmona, executive director of Women’s March.

Abortion rights groups are also planning for a prolonged mobilization through the summer, when the Supreme Court is set to take its final decision.

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Protests broke out in the capital and other parts of the US on Monday, when a leaked draft of a Supreme Court opinion showed that the apex court was poised to overturn the decision.

While anti-abortion demonstrators chanted slogans in support of the anticipated decision, pro-choice demonstrators condemned the Supreme Court stance, stating that abortion was part of healthcare.

Since then, protests and sporadic clashes between anti-abortion and pro-choice demonstrators have been reported across the country, where abortion has long been a divisive political issue.