October 10, 2022

The Best Signs We Saw at the 'Women's Wave' Pro-Choice Demonstration in Covington

Pro-choice demonstrators rallied across the country on Oct. 8, 2022, during the “Women’s Wave,” organized by Women's March. In Covington, a small but boisterous crowd of protestors called on elected leaders to restore abortion care access to Kentuckians.

“I think I want people to know that this fight isn’t over. There was a lot of attention when the Dobbs decision was first made," Northern Kentucky resident Micayla Lewis told CityBeat, referring to the U.S. Supreme Court's June 24 decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization to reverse Roe v. Wade, which had granted the right to privacy to pursue an abortion for nearly 50 years. "Obviously there’s a lot of world events going on, but it’s important to keep remembering that this is a fight we’re still having and it’s not going away.”

Amendment 2, which Kentuckians will consider at the polls on Nov. 8, asks voters if they want to put a sentence into the state constitution that could effectively outlaw all abortions in the state: "To protect human life, nothing in this constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion."

Scroll through for some of the Covington demonstration's most memorable signs.

Read CityBeat's story about Amendment 2 and what Northern Kentuckians think about it.

Photos by Sean M. Peters.
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Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.
Photo: Sean M. Peters
Pro-choice abortion supporters demonstrate in Covington on Oct. 8, 2022.