WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Student walkout to support reproductive rights

A week and a half after the report of a draft US Supreme Court opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade, demonstrations continue. Today a group of West Seattle High School students left the school in the 11 am hour, marching to The Junction and back to Admiral. We didn’t get word of it in time to send our photographer but one of the organizers, Claire, sent photos.

Abortion-rights supporters plan demonstrations across the country tomorrow; none here in West Seattle that we’ve heard, but we received a media advisory for one on Capitol Hill.

15 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE SCENE: Student walkout to support reproductive rights"

  • Rache May 14, 2022 (2:22 am)

    Thank you, students, for standing up for what’s right! You are appreciated.

  • Herongrrrl May 14, 2022 (5:58 am)

    Good for them! 

  • James May 14, 2022 (6:44 am)

    The kids are alright.    

  • Lina May 14, 2022 (8:31 am)

    These students give me hope!  I was in high school for my first rally that my mom took me to, in Boston, protesting one of the court challenges to Roe in the early 90’s.  That experience sparked a life of political and social engagement and I hope the same for these future leaders. 

  • Kris May 14, 2022 (9:24 am)

    Thank you WSHS students!!

  • Chris May 14, 2022 (10:02 am)

    It’s wonderful to see these students express their opinions and support for reproductive rights. But most people in West Seattle probably already agree with them. If students want to have a more significant impact they should organize trips to states that don’t support theses rights or Washington D.C.  Good luck! 

    • Brian May 14, 2022 (10:24 am)

      I think you’d be very surprised to find the number of regressive viewpoints in your own community. Shocked even. 

    • Jeff May 16, 2022 (9:11 am)

      This entire community disparages the lives of the poor and those struggling with addiction so yeah, this is important at home too. 

  • Chris May 14, 2022 (1:30 pm)

    That would surprise me! 

  • Lauri May 14, 2022 (9:47 pm)

    Students, you give me inspiration and hope – thank you!

  • Thank you May 15, 2022 (1:27 pm)

    Thank you students 👍

    Something I wish to hear more of in the conversation, along with supporting women’s reproductive rights and choice, is what more can be done to prevent unwanted pregnancies, and to advocate for and support women when being faced with such difficult decisions, especially those with lacking circumstances or obstacles or difficult health situations, etc?

    In addition to protecting women’s rights and access, can we do more to protect women and prevent unplanned pregnancies, and support women faced with pregnancy crisis and difficult choices.

    I do agree with the perspective that life is precious and it would be good to reduce unwanted pregnancies and abortions, while completely understanding there are conditions and situations that result in abortions being a necessary option, and respect women’s right to reproductive choice

  • 98126res May 15, 2022 (2:01 pm)

    I respectfully offer another perspective. It is sadly hidden from too many in today’s woke culture. But grasping is within outstretched arms and desire of everyone, changing the lives of many by his love.While the world frequently tries to convince us we should exclaim our own truth loudly, and we are valued only for what we can produce, the Gospel reminds us simply and humbly of the real truth: we are loved.  This is unchanging true strength. God knows us in the womb, and loves everyone equally no matter what we do, or do not do. He loved each of us first.There is love, understanding support for mothers, fathers, and children.

    • Thank you May 16, 2022 (6:14 am)

      Thanks for sharing your perspective and beliefs.

      I do believe God wants us to speak truth to one another, have conversations from the heart.

      I’ve heard someone say it as, ‘This was always meant to be a conversation among friends.’

    • ImNotSparticus May 16, 2022 (10:30 am)

      Fortunately, we live in a country where laws are not made based on religious beliefs that not everyone shares. Aren’t you glad?

    • shotinthefoot May 16, 2022 (10:58 am)

      98126Res, I respectfully ask that you realize that not everyone believes in your religion, or any religion. Maybe that’s too “woke” for you, but you need to realize when you proselytize like this it is offensive to some. 

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