For the first time in about 50 years, abortion rights are no longer safeguarded by the federal government. The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the landmark 1973 Roe V. Wade decision, leaving it up to states to pass bans on abortion.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, along with the governors of California and Oregon, committed to defending access to reproductive health care.

What the Supreme Court abortion decision means for Washington

King County officials are seeking to bolster abortion care in Washington with $1 million in emergency funding, anticipating an influx in out-of-state abortion patients.

As people across the state react to the Supreme Court decision, here are some of the rallies and events planned in the Seattle area and Washington state in response to the ruling.

Women’s March

Women’s March, an organization aimed at creating “transformative social change,” is holding events across the country “to say with one voice: we won’t go back.” The following are taking place in the Seattle area:


Where: Federal Building in downtown Seattle, 915 Second Avenue
When: Friday, 5 p.m.



Where: Redmond Downtown Park, 16101 Redmond Way
When: Friday, 5 p.m.


Where: 719 North 10th Street
When: Saturday, 12 p.m.


Where: 3900 Broadway
When: Friday, 5 p.m.

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights

Where: Seattle’s Westlake Park, 401 Pine Street

When: Friday, 5 p.m. and Saturday, 5 p.m.

A rally hosted by Rise Up 4 Abortion, calling for “abortion on demand and without apology.”

Shout Your Abortion

Where: Seattle’s Yesler Terrace Park, 903 Yesler Way, Seattle
When: Friday, 5 p.m.
What: Organizers say this is not a rally or big event, but rather “an opportunity for us to be together on what is a very intense day.”

Students For Life

Where: Washington Capitol campus in Olympia, 416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
What:  Students for Life of America is an anti-abortion organization assembling at state capitols around the country “to celebrate and buckle down to do more work”

More about the Supreme Court and abortion

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