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Fort Worth resident Tammy Gomez, 59, sings alongside protesters in her car during a We Won’t Go Back demonstration June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Gomez’s mother honked the car’s horn in support as protesters shoved their way in.



We won’t be going back

We won’t be going back

We won’t be going back

Protesters gathered outside the Tarrant County Courthouse on Saturday during a We Won’t Go Back protest in Fort Worth.

On Friday, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade, a precedent that lasted more than 50 years. This will lead to a trigger law in Texas taking effect in 30 days, where doctors could face life sentences and $100,000 charges if they were to perform an abortion.

Event organizer Zoe Seymore said she created an accessible place for individuals to vent their anger and frustration in hopes of encouraging change.

“It affects more than just choosing to have an abortion, it’s about my body,” said Houston resident Kimberly Vinson, 20. “It’s about our choices to do what we want with our bodies.”







Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Saginaw resident Jaci Gay-Jackson, 20, shouts on the steps of the Tarrant County Courthouse during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. A Bible should not define the rights of our country, Jackson said.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Fort Worth resident Corrianna Cox, 14, stands with protesters with paint on her body during a We Will Not Be Coming Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Cox said it was a serious issue and she felt human rights had been violated.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Women’s rights protesters gather outside the Tarrant County Courthouse during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Citizens came with signs and chants as they marched through the streets.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Richland Hills resident Katie Anderson, 35, shouts during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Anderson brought her two daughters with her so they know how important it is, she said.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Protesters listen to guest speakers outside the Tarrant County Courthouse during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. The protest consisted of speeches from the event organizers and various guests, then ended with a march through the streets of downtown.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Fort Worth resident Margie Gomez, 78, raises her fist out of her car window during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Margie and her daughter Tammy Gomez, 59, were stopped while in traffic by the protest and honked and shouted in support as protesters passed.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Psychology junior Emily Catlin, left, and her Arlington resident father Jeff Catlin, 52, shout outside the Tarrant County Courthouse during a We Won’t Go Back protest on May 25 June in downtown Fort Worth. Emily said she came to the protest because she doesn’t want to live in a world where her body is controlled by Christian ideals, men and laws.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Protesters march through the streets of Sundance Square during a We Won’t Go Back demonstration June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Fort Worth resident Maya Perez, 16, who helped organize the protest, said about 600 people responded positively.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Protesters sing during a We Won’t Go Back demonstration June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Several chants rang out throughout the march, including the name of the event, “We won’t be going back.”









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

A counter-protester declares his beliefs to demonstrators during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Protest organizers have asked participants not to argue or become violent with counter-protesters.









Photos: Protesters take to the streets following Supreme Court ruling

Ruth Berg, 23, a resident of Richardson, writes a sign on the back of Andreina Coronado, 23, a resident of Waco, during a We Won’t Go Back protest June 25 in downtown Fort Worth. Berg said she wrote “Mother by Choice” and that although she decided to keep her current 10-month-old child, she could not have imagined not having the option to choose when she found out that she was pregnant.



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