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Philadelphians Take to Streets to Blast Roe v. Wade Overturn

Kimberly Paynter
Emotional onlookers thank protesters marching down Market Street in support of abortion rights on June 24, 2022.

Hundreds of people gathered at Philadelphia’s city hall to voice outrage and fear following the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. WHYY’s Sammy Caiola was there.

(Original air-date: 6/27/22)

Sammy Caiola is WHYY News’ first-ever gun violence prevention reporter. She is committed to doing trauma-informed journalism driven by the communities she covers. She has been a health reporter for the last eight years, first at The Sacramento Bee and then at Capital Public Radio. Her podcast, "After the Assault," explores the journey to justice and healing for survivors of sexual violence. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, dancing, and playing with her Labrador, Pepper.