Gathering for access to abortion planned in Orlando this Saturday


Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Through Alex Galbraith on Tue Sep 28, 2021 To 12:21

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Texas was the model, and Florida lawmakers are following it to the letter. Shortly after an extremely restrictive Texas law limiting abortions after six weeks, lawmakers in Florida launched a similar proposal. Orlando activists are marching this Saturday to tell the state they won’t have it.

The Abortion Access Rally will meet at Orlando City Hall for a speaker program including representatives from Equality Florida, Florida Access Network, Black Health Commission and Planned Parenthood. Speakers will both share the importance of access to abortion for all Floridians and educate listeners on ways they can act now to prevent abortion bans.

“The Republicans in Florida have woken up the state with their crass, anti-reproduction agenda,” said state representative Anna V. Eskamani. “On Saturday we will join thousands of others across the state to march against the abortion ban and for reproductive justice. Everyone should be able to access reproductive health care that meets their needs throughout their lives, and we will be taking this message clearly to the streets and to the Florida legislature.

The walk comes shortly after Texas’ six-week ban (that is, before most women who aren’t actively trying to conceive knew they were pregnant) was cleared. to become law. The Supreme Court is also expected to hear a challenge to Mississippi’s restrictive abortion law that could pave the way for a general upheaval in abortion rights in the United States.

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Rally fans can meet at Town Hall from 11 a.m. on October 2. The walk starts at noon. Participants are invited to dress up.

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