LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — A large group of students at Henry Clay High School in Lexington gathered on Friday to protest the possible overturning of Roe v. Wade.
Roe v. Wade refers to the 1973 lawsuit that led the U.S. Supreme Court to establish the constitutional right to abortion in America.
Recently leaked documents revealed that the Supreme Court is likely to overturn Roe v. Wade.
Since the document got out, protests similar to the one that occurred at Henry Clay have been popping up around the country.
Kentucky’s situation with Roe v. Wade is unique because it is one of 13 states that have what’s called a trigger law on the books, meaning the moment the Supreme Court makes its decision, abortions could end immediately in Kentucky.
The protest was started by three students at Henry Clay. Administrators at the school allowed students to get out of class for a period of time to join in the protest and voice their opinion concerning the issue.
Throughout the event, students could be heard shouting phrases such as “my body my choice” and displaying various signs disagreeing with the overturning of Roe v. Wade.