May 3, 2022
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE***
Let’s be real, either you believe that women have the right to decide when they want to subject their body to procreation; or you believe that society should make that decision for all people with uteruses.
Abortion advocates truly wish that we lived in a society where abortion was unnecessary. However, until healthcare is fair and equitable to all, then abortion rights will serve as the line in the sand.
Making abortions illegal will not stop all abortions. Nor will it stop the reasons that individuals seek out abortions. This blatant encroachment on women’s rights is a transparent attack on the most vulnerable of our society.
Wealthy individuals that have disposable income will continue to have access to any doctor or procedure they can pay for. This is specifically an attack on the healthcare of predominantly poor women of color.
Restricting access to abortions does not stop them from happening, it just makes them less safe for people who give birth and their doctors.
Democrats have had decades to codify Roe v Wade into law and have instead used the ‘fear of loss’ of that access as a political chess piece.
Why Congress did not codify abortion rights after Roe v. Wade
Green Party members believe that as a matter of right, all persons must have the opportunity to benefit equally from the resources afforded us by society and the environment. We must consciously confront in ourselves, our organizations, and society at large, any discrimination by race, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, nationality, religion, or physical or mental ability that denies fair treatment and equal justice under the law.
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Continue reading below for links to actions.
Communication from Rachel Carmona
Executive Director, Women’s March
Friends — A leaked draft opinion from Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito reveals that the Supreme Court has voted to strike down Roe v. Wade. If you’re like me, then you’re horrified, saddened, and livid hearing this news.
Now is the time to show up and show that our movement will not back down from protecting our reproductive rights and access to safe, legal abortion anytime soon. Pledge to RALLY →That is why Women’s March is asking our supporters to show up for abortion rights today, Tuesday, May 3 at 5pm local time at your community courthouse, federal building, or town square to say bans off our bodies, and demand elected officials take action before the right-wing justices on the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade.
Bring your families, your signs, your stories, your heart, and your commitment to save Roe and access to safe and legal abortion for all who need it.
We'll show up today — and keep showing up with larger and larger actions in the days, weeks, and months to come.The overturning of Roe v. Wade would immediately outright ban abortion in 26 states.
Let’s be clear: Abortion is health care, and should be safe, legal, and accessible for all. Abortion bans are especially dangerous for low-income folks, Black women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and working families — many of whom are struggling and living paycheck to paycheck. Will you pledge to show up today at 5pm your local time to rally with our collective community and demand abortion access and bodily autonomy for all?
- We will make it through. Together, Rachel Carmona, Executive Director, Women’s March
"Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights", which is also calling for nationwide protests on Saturday, May 14, lists the following 10 protests across the country for May 3, 2022 (see: Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights. ):
- NYC: 5:00 pm Foley Square – Contact IG: @Rise4AbortionRights
- LA: 12:00 pm through the day US Courthouse 1st & Hill – Contact IG: Rise4AbortionRightsLA
- Atlanta: 5:00 pm CNN downtown
- Austin: 5:00 pm Capitol Building, 1100 Congress Ave. – Contact on IG: @tx4abortion
- Chicago: 3:00 pm State & Jackson – Contact on IG: riseup4abortionrightschi
- Dayton, OH: 5:00 pm Dayton Municipal Court 301 West Third St. @end40days on IG
- Detroit: 5:00 pm 231 Federal Courthouse, 231 West Lafayette St.
- Philly: 6:00 pm City Hall
- Houston: 5:00 pm Mickey LeLand Federal Building 1010 Smith St.
- San Francisco: 5:00 pm Federal Building Louisiana & St. Joseph
In response, nationwide protests are being called for 5:00 pm (local time) across the country. (See: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/05/03/18849430.php ). If you're in or near San Francisco, a protest has been called for the Federal Building/US Courthouse at 450 Golden Gate (see: https://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2022/05/03/18849429.php ). For other greater Bay Area cities, try checking Indybay ( https://www.indybay.org/ and: https://www.indybay.org/calendar/?page_id=12 ) for updates later today.
Roe v. Wade was a landmark legal decision issued on January 22, 1973, in which the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a Texas statute banning abortion, effectively legalizing the procedure across the United States. The court held that a woman’s right to an abortion was implicit in the right to privacy protected by the 14th Amendment to the Constitution. Prior to Roe v. Wade, abortion had been illegal throughout much of the country since the late 19th century. Since the 1973 ruling, many states have imposed restrictions on abortion rights.
Here are two stories about the leak: US Supreme Court set to overturn Roe v. Wade abortion rights decision, Politico reports | Reuters and: Leaked Draft Opinion Reveals the Supreme Court Intends to Completely Overturn Roe v Wade : Indybay
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