Pro-choice activists protest new abortion law in White Plains
President Bush made it official Wednesday when he signed the Partial Birth Abortion Act of 2003. The law now makes it illegal for women to end their pregnancy in its late stages.
Pro-choice activists took to the streets in Westchester saying the law endangers women. Protesters gathered at the corner of Tarrytown Road and Central Avenue in White Plains.
Pro-choice activists, including men, women and children, carried signs saying "stop Bush's war on women" and "give women the right to decide."This protest on Tarrytown Road in White Plains was one of many happening across the country. They say they hope it raises public awareness and clears up misconceptions.
Stanley Tomkiel, from the Catholic Coalition of Westchester, says late-term abortions put women's lives in danger because it can cause a breech birth. But protesters say that is just not true. Demonstrators fear this is the government's first step toward banning abortion completely.
A federal judge in Nebraska is questioning whether or not this new law is constitutional, and issued an injunction to keep it from taking effect.
But that injunction is only binding in that state, not nationwide. A similar restraining order may be filed in New York as well.