What pro-choice and pro-life Protesters Were Saying Outside the Supreme Court Today


March 2, 2016

Kierra Johnson, executive director of Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity, worked the crowd with an address built around the hottest single dropped so far this year. “Has anyone heard the song—you might not have heard it—‘Formation,’ by Beyoncé?” Johnson said to screams from the crowd. “‘Formation’ is a call to and for the unseen, the silenced, the belittled.” She laid out a litany of demands the reproductive justice movement must make of political leaders: repealing the Hyde Amendment, ending laws that require parental notification for abortion, and instating nationwide comprehensive sex education. “This is just the beginning. But first, we must get in formation,” Johnson said. As for Queen Bey: “Next time, her ass will be here too.”