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today's supreme court decision also put the spotlight on privacy and data collection concerns. just ahead, how you can protect yourself. also, are we still a safe haven state for abortion? governor newsom's message. the news at 6:00 starts right now. good evening and thanks for being with us on this friday. i'm raj mathai. >> we've been following a lot out here including protests across the u.s. including right here in san francisco. reaction to this morning's supreme court ruling overturning roe v. wade. this is a live look at a rally in san francisco outside of city hall. at least two protests stretched all day after news of the ruling spread. several groups organized marchs and rallies and citizens turned out by the hundreds. it's likely just a small taste
of rallies to come this weekend. nbc bay area is live at another protest on the move right now in san francisco. definitely an emotional evening in the city. what's the latest out there? >> reporter: yeah, i'm going to show you this demonstration. this one actually started at the federal courthouse, but you can see they're now on the march. this is market street about four blocks away from where it originally started. now, it's important to note that while today's ruling will trigger abortion bans in more than a dozen states, it will now effect the ability in california to get an abortion, but many we talked to at this demonstration say they're worried about friends and family in other states and they're worried this sets a precedent that could threaten other civil rights. people say they've been expected the draft of this opinion that was leaked to the public back in early may. but even though they say they're not surprised, they're
devastated, and many say they're still trying to fully understand what the decision could mean. >> i turned on the radio, and i was infuriated. i had my day planned. i haven't been normal since then. >> this is not what my mother fought for, this is not what i have fought for my whole life. and i don't like seeing civil rights degraded the way they've been degraded the last ten years. >> we want the power to overrule precedent. but not when an entire cultural construct has been based on that precedent for half a century as it has been with roe v. wade. >> reporter: justice clarence thomas appeared to single out other rights he believes should be reexamined including same sex marriage and contraception writing the majority used to overturn roe
v. wade could also overturn others. this is in the middle of market street live smack dab in the middle of downtown san francisco, essentially. the group here is surrounded bid the rest of the demonstrators part of this protest. they say they're going to try to hold this street, this intersection, a major intersection in san francisco. reporting live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> good reporting, we'll keep new place and check back with you as the night progresses. a lot happening in san francisco right now. now, we've been hearing about these trigger laws in conservative states where lawmakers have already adopted abortion bans. they'll be kicking in now based on today's supreme court ruling. take a look now. a map here suggests where we're headed as a country. the bright red states where abortion is legal after 15 weeks. the dull red states, abortion
is only legal before 15 weeks. but 13 of the 15 states have those trigger laws automatically banning abortions. the blue color on the map shows states where abortion is expected to remain legal, including here in california. the end of roe v. wade is a reasonable decision according to john dennis, the chair of san francisco's republican party. >> there is no constitutional right, there's no constitutional mention of abortion in either article 1 section 8 under the enumerated powers nor is it mentioned in the bill of rights. there's no right to an abortion. the 10th amendment says all rights and other issues not specifically mentioned in the constitution are supposed to be dealt with by the states. those powers are rendered to the states. that's where this whole discussion really should be had is on the state level.
communities that don't want the practice happening in their states, they can make that decision for themselves. the states where they find the practice okay to do, they can make the decision. and in defense, this decision will actually strengthen the country. the vast majority of abortions of those of choice. they're not where lives are in jeopardy, and so i think, i think for people who think the practice is barbaric are celebrating today. >> it will be now up to the state. dennis predicts those who want to defend women's reproductive rights will fight much harder on the federal level. the san francisco arch bishop is praising today's ruling. he released this statement saying in part, the arc of history is long but it bends towards justice. never have the words of reverend martin luther king, the great profit of human
rights, rang more true. the historic supreme court decision would not have happened without 50 years of patient, loving, hard work by people of all faiths, but our work has just begun. today's supreme court decision is also raising other privacy questions for women, specifically questions about how the ruling could create privacy threat from certain apps and smart phone location technology that millions of us use. scott budman has more on the problem and how to protect yourself. >> reporter: as the two sides squared off in real life and on social media, some criticized the court's decision. others praised it. some vowed to cut ties with clients or vendors in states where abortion is illegal and brought up this point: that the decision comes at a time when we live in an era of unprecedented digital surveillance. >> the privacy issues we have
been increasingly aware of and thinking about all along are playing out in this particular context. >> reporter: privacy issues now front and center about your search history. ads from companies that share your personal data, and just the fact that wherever you go, your smart phone can be used as a tracking device. >> the privacy issues involve things like location data, sharing, and the fact that there are so many data brokers out there that collect all kinds of personal information and are willing to, to sell it. >> reporter: how to protect yourself from this kind of tracking? especially now as some states say they'll consider punishing those who seek or help someone seek an abortion in other states. >> the concern is very real for people involved in abortion access and needing that kind of health care. >> reporter: the electronic frontier foundation suggests reviewing your apps, especially those that might track your movements and health care habits, and in
some cases, if you can, leave technology behind. >> just know the minute you turn off, it restricts permissions on your device. so if you're going somewhere, you might decide to restrict location services on the apps you're using or leave the phone off all together. >> reporter: today's decision also put a spotlight on health care, and we saw several companies release statements saying they would now pay for employees who have to travel to get an abortion. in san jose, scott budman, nbc bay area news. >> scott, thank you. governor newsom had a different word for what the supreme court did today. he called it tyranny and predicts conservatives are ready to go after other rights as well. >> they're coming after you next. period. full stop. this is not just about women. this is not just about choice. this is not just about women.
he's coming after you next. >> the governor was eluding to justice clarence thomas who wrote the could should reexamine other rulings including contraception, same sex relations, and same sex marriage. today governor newsom signed a law reaffirming california's commitment to women who travel to the state for reproductive health care and abortion services. he also called on the state legislature to draft an amendment legalizing abortion. just hours after the supreme court, the decision was announced, political leaders from santa clara county came together with a message similar to the one the governor delivered. the bay area's largest county will continue to be a safe haven for anyone seeking legal abortions. here's more from san jose. >> reporter: a few demonstrators began arriving at the san jose city hall plaza. they're here and will be here
for the next couple of hours denouncing the supreme court ruling. the county says it's doubling down on its pledge to protect women today the south bay leaders came together to say women can come from any state to california, specifically santa clara county, if they need a legal abortion or other reproductive services. the county has already allocated $3 million to the local planned parenthood, the largest in the nation to expand facilities. between last july and march, the local planned parenthood chapter says they've had about 80 out of state patients. 22 from texas. they're preparing for a bigger influx after today's ruling triggers an automatic abortion ban in 13 states. >> we've been expanding our footprint as far as our brick and mortar centers and we want to take 350 to 500 patients a
week. >> a lot of layers to this story. >> reporter: yes, the santa clara district attorney also weighed in this afternoon. he said he'll convene a meeting with the police chiefs of the entire county to see how they'll uniformly take care of the demand from other states. say texas could say contain this person because they went to your county to get an abortion, the da says they'll not cooperate with out of state requests. >> this will be similar to how we deal with immigration as well. nightly news continues our coverage of this landmark decision, of this landmark day. in about 20 minutes from now, justice correspondent pete williams looks at the factors that led to the ruling and how congress might respond. nightly news with lester holt
begins at 6:30. first up next, preparing for pride. san francisco police talk about their safety plan for the hundreds of thousands heading to the city for pride weekend. i'm chief meteorologist jeff ranieri. we've got some fog coming back for tomorrow morning. i'll show you what that means for your weekend forecast, pride, and everything in between. i've got that for you in about six minutes.
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here in the bay area as hundreds of thousands descend on san francisco. what was supposed to be a celebration may now be more of a demonstration. there's a march about to start at the park now. >> reporter: yes, pride celebrations have been going on for hours, and just within the past couple of minutes, they've made that call to head towards the street. well over a thousand people came here today, and they're all headed towards market street ending up at church and taylor. when they get there, they're planning a rally denouncing today's supreme court decision. many noting that decision means these celebrations have now turned into a call for action. >> yes! waiting for this. >> reporter: the in person pride celebration is returning to san francisco after a two-year pandemic pause. >> overall just happy to see everyone out. >> reporter: as pride flags fly high, tonight there are
questions about how or if the roe v. wade decision will impact this year's celebration. >> i've been worried that, you know, proud boys or some other white supremacist group. >> reporter: robert and eric have been together for 20 years and worry, along with others, the court's decision could trigger a domino effect leading to challenges of other constitutionally protected rights like marriage equality. >> it's depressing. >> if they can take away the rights of a woman whether or not she wants to reproduce then why would they not go back on gay marriage. >> reporter: sfpd says they have all hands on deck canceling all days off to ensure safety for both the pride events, and now the expected roe v. wade protests. they understand that today's ruling adds a level of complexity to this weekend. >> we want to make sure that everybody knows that san francisco is a place where
people can celebrate safely. >> reporter: it certainly isn't slowing the celebrations in dolores park. instead, organizers of trans march say they're using it as a reminder the reason pride started. >> it started as a riot. it can feel like a celebration, and it is, but i do feel it really is supposed to be this thing that changes the way we see the world. >> reporter: in a statement, pride organizers made it clear where they stand writing in part this ruling means that gender affirming care could be in jeopardy and gay marriage could face an uncertain future. we cannot allow this ruling to set a precedent that will thrust us back into the dark ages or shove us back into the closet. sfpd says they've not received any credible threats for this weekend. sf pride tells me they're channeling their anger into action. they plan to make several announcements throughout the weekend in terms of what that
actually looks like. in san francisco, nbc bay area news. we're all stuck in studio, we need to be outside at dolores park or any of the parks around the bay area, it's gorgeous! >> yes, and no matter your plans for pride on saturday or sunday, even tonight, we'll get you going for ma. we'll take you to the hourly forecast for san francisco pride that i've put together. we are expecting some fog to roll in this evening. you can see it's going to be a chilly one. down to 58 at 9:00 p.m. by 11:00 we're at 56. i'll look at the pride parade forecast in just a bit. we also have the san francisco giants happening in sf at oracle park. the reds are visiting. if you don't have ticket, don't worry. the game will be here on nbc bay area at 7:00, and check this out. we have 64 degrees. winds gusty out of the west-northwest at 26, so that could actually help to hit some home runs out of the park tonight. keep an eye on that as you
watch coverage here at 7:00 p.m. we're down to chilly 50s by 9:00. if you're headed that way, remember your jacket. let's bring it out to the forecast through tomorrow morning. i do see the fog right back at the coastline. there's a chance of spotty drizzle. you'll see some patchy fog for the south bay, near the bay, also through the north bay. then we clear out as we roll through the afternoon, across the inland valleys, near the bay, but notice the beaches will still have fog mixing into the forecast. starting off tomorrow, it is going to be chilly all across the bay area. we had 70s, mid to upper 70s earlier this week for morning temperatures. so this is going to feel down right cold if you're up early tomorrow morning. 57 on the peninsula. south bay at 59. san francisco starting off at 55 and 62 through the east bay. daytime highs tomorrow, it is going to be a hot one for some of you. check it out down here across the inland valleys. 96 in morgan hill.
san jose looking pretty good at 89 degrees. inland east bay nice day for a dip in the pool. 96 in livermore, 94 in concord. if you can't, call a friend. we all know someone that maybe has a pool or somewhere to go. 76 through oakland. the peninsula, 77 in san mateo, san francisco at 69 in the mission, 68 downtown, and the north bay, maybe it's win country, napa, sonoma upper 80s to 90. and for the pride parade on sunday, it starts at 10:30 in the morning, 56 with fog and also a clear day with the 60s. we'll hold on to 60s in san francisco over the next seven days, and you'll see through the inland forecast eventually, wait for it, we're going to get down to 80s next wednesday and thursday and 70s next friday. the warm weekend, we are well versed in ways to stay cool so i think we'll be able to manage the mid-90s. audrey has a pool, we'll go to
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a significant update to the deadly muni shotting earlier this week. sfpd has made an arrest. 26-year-old javon green is facing murder and attempted murder charges. the two victims were found inside the muni train as it arrived at the castro station. witnesses reported a heated argument just before the shooting, but police have not yet released a motive. they say one thing is clear. the shooting had no link to the city's pride celebrations. police believe the shooter and the man who died knew each other. tonight we're hearing from the man who survived a shark attack in monterey bay. a shark bit 62-year-old triathlete steve brumer
wednesday morning after lover's point beach in pacific grove. surgeons spent two hours repairing the bite wound. he also needed a significant blood transfusion, but he will make a fuel recovery. he was fortunate there was no damage to any major arteries, bones, or organs. he's also crediting fast acting good samaritans for his recovery. he said i've had so much good luck after the bite, and the day was so calm and warm and the beach was crowded. there were no waves, no chop, so people could hear me yelling help from a great distance. >> he was lucky to have those people around him. tomorrow the masks come off again in alameda county. today health officials announced they'll no longer require them in most indoor public settings. they were the only ones to reinstate one with the rising covid cases.
today's decision will realine the county with all other california counties. while it's no longer a mandate, the state and alameda county continue to strongly recommend you wear a mask indoors. all right, you'll want to stay for this one. who will be crowned the ugliest dog? the famed competition in the bay area tonight that's being watched around the country. and let's take a look at washington dc. the rallies that are happening right now at the supreme court. lester holt is preparing for nightly news. one of the top stories, how today's ruling could impact the upcoming midterm election. lester joins us in about three minutes.
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happening now in petaluma, a different kind of dog show. the world famous ugly dog contest. >> i love this contest! >> me too! >> the judges aren't looking for beauty. since the 1970s, the sonoma fair has hosted this annual world's ugliest dog contest. they've even trademarked the phrase. you get a free trip to new york city if you win or lose whatever you say here, and a cash prize of $1,600. >> that's too good. up next on nightly news, today's supreme court decision overturning roe v. wade. lester holt joins us from new york right now. tonight, the landmark ruling, the supreme court overturning roe v wade taking away the constitutional right to abortion. protests and celebrations erupting outside the court after the historic 5-4
decision overturning nearly 50 years of abortion rights, leaving the matter up to states now to decide. >> it feels like a betrayal >> a complete and utter joy that it was finally overturned >> the majority opinion written by justice samuel alito saying roe was egregiously wrong from the start. the three liberal justices in their dissent warning millions of american women have lost a fundamental constitutional protection the impact, roughly half the states expected to ban abortion 13 states with trigger laws banning abortion immediately or soon. clinics in several states already turning women away president biden calling this a sad day for america, framing the upcoming midterms as an all-out battle for abortion rights. and the far-reaching fallout, could a national ban on abortion be in the future and how justice clarence thomas opened the door to overturning the rights to
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