A day after women led the largest inaugural protest in U.S. history, with an estimated 5 million marching against Trump around the globe, progressives are marking the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, a landmark Supreme Court decision that may come under threat in the next few years.
Roe v. Wade in 1973 famously legalized abortion, with the court finding that a woman's right to choose was protected under her right to privacy as outlined by the 14th Amendment. But since Trump has blithely promised to appoint pro-life justices who would overturn the case—and with Vice President Mike Pence's absolutely dismal record on women's and reproductive health—pro-choice activists are gearing up for a fight. On Twitter, the hashtag #7in10forRoe, referring to the 70% of Americans who support the current law of the land, was trending, with people explaining their position.
If Saturday's marches are any indication, Trump and Pence are going to have a much tougher time rolling back the clock on Roe v. Wade than they thought—because a powerful majority is allied against them.