One month after Texas passed a law banning abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Women’s March protesters will gather on Saturday in more than 650 processions in all 50 states and Washington in support of reproductive rights.
Rachel O’Leary Carmona, executive director of Women’s March, said that although abortion was never fully accessible, the Mississippi Landmark Row v. Wade decision, Texas’s abortion law, and the possibility of other states with similar laws in the Lone Star State, “unprecedented” attacks on reproductive freedom. .
“For a long time, our groups sounded the alarm bells around the entrance to the abortion, and many of us were told that we were hysterical and Rowe Wade would never be reversed,” Carmona said. “But now it is clear that our fears were both logical and proportional. We are in a break glass moment for America, and now is the time for mass mobilization and federal action.”
The procession is being planned before the restructuring of the Supreme Court.
“We don’t call it light,” the female marches Said in a tweet announcing the procession. “We are in grave danger of losing our reproductive freedom. We all have to fight.”
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In September, the Supreme Court refused to block Texas’ abortion law – the Women’s March said it had “effectively taken the next step toward reversing Rowe v. Wade.”
“Simply put: we are witnessing the most terrible threat to abortion in our lifetime.”
The Women’s March is partnering with more than 900 organizations, including Planned Parenthood, the National Latin Institute for Reproductive Justice, and the Working Family Party, which they call “constant attacks.”
Carmona said it was not just a women’s march but an alliance effort.
“It’s not just a women’s issue. It’s a racial justice issue. It’s an immigration issue. It’s all because abortion is healthcare and a fundamental right,” she added.
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Carmona said it was important to include women of color in the organizing process for the march. She said the organizing and organizing committee behind the event was made up of colorful women.
Organizers are urging people to visit the event page and pledge to move forward on October 2nd.
According to the event page, the procession will require a mask and social distance. Organizers will also provide a hand sanitizer station and invite anyone who feels ill to attend a virtual event instead of a private one.
Virtual events are also a way to include immunocompromised people and others who may not be able to attend the procession in person, Carmona said. She encouraged people to donate to the abortion fund and contact their representatives to voice support for abortion access.
The inaugural Women’s March in 2017 began in protest of the election of then-President Donald Trump. In the latest fall, a procession paid tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg and protested the nomination of current Justice Amy Connie Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“It will be a fight when it comes to consolidating our movement and proving to policymakers and the Supreme Court that we will not go silent,” he said.
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