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Pro-Abortion Students Walk Out of School In Amherst For Protest On Town Common

May 29, 2024

About 100 middle school and high school students in Amherst walked out of school late last week to protest the U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade two years ago.

“Marching to downtown and chanting, ‘Hey, hey, ho, ho, abortion bans have got to go,’ the students also held signs, and then formed a circle on the common,” the Daily Hampshire Gazette reported in a story published Tuesday, May 28.

A Massachusetts state legislator addressed the gathering, which took place Friday, May 24.

“You’re amazing,” state Representative Mindy Domb (D-Amherst) told the students, while also telling them she will “work like hell” to keep abortion legal, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette.

Students in Amherst staged a similar walkout and protest in May 2022, after Politico published a leaked version of the Dobbs ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade and resumed the pre-1973 policy that left abortion law to the states (and potentially to Congress).

“I think for women and – just anyone who can give birth, more than women – this is more of a personal issue because it involves our physical bodies,” one female student said during the protest in May 2022, as shown in video in a story published by WWLP-TV Channel 22 in Springfield.

The reason for the timing of the protest last week was not spelled out in the Daily Hampshire Gazette story. The protest on Friday, May 24 occurred 22 days after the Dobbs decision was first reported, and 31 days before the Dobbs decision was published.

Politico published a leaked draft of the Dobbs decision on May 2, 2022. The actual decision was published June 24, 2022.

The last projected day of the 2023-2024 school year for Amherst-Pelham regional schools is Friday, June 14, according to the school calendar – which is 10 days before the two-year anniversary of Dobbs.

Domb said she heard Friday, May 24 was senior skip day at Amherst-Pelham Regional High School, according to the story.


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