March 8 International Women’s Day Nationwide Marches
On March 8 – International Women’s Day – in rallies and marches in New York and 12 other cities across the country – people declared their refusal to let the Supreme Court decimate women’s rights and gut or eliminate the right to abortion.
Hundreds marched through the streets of Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Berkeley. There were protests on college campuses in California and Texas, and by high school students in several locations. One woman decorated her pickup with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights banners and drove 500 miles from Little Rock to Austin. Prominent speakers and veteran fighters for women’s rights spoke in New York and Los Angeles, and in many places there was an important representation of fierce young people
February 27th Abortion Rights Speak Out at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC
February 27 – in the heart of Manhattan – something different happened on 5th Avenue, one of New York’s most famous and iconic streets. Right in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, a major center of anti-abortion fanaticism, a powerful, deeply moving, and courageous rally and speak out was held. Speakers and participants shared a determination to build a mass movement that can stop attacks on the right to abortion. Everyone was inspired by the struggles and recent victories in Mexico, Argentina and Colombia—and many wore the green scarves popularized in Argentina as a symbol of this movement.