The fifth annual Women’s March will take place on Saturday, a date specifically chosen to mark the beginning of the new term of the US Supreme Court. October 4, the first Monday in October.
Organizers of the Women’s March said that the limited abortion law that came into force in Texas in September encouraged them to work now.
The law, which bans almost all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy, came into force after the Supreme Court rejected a request by Texas abortion providers to stop the law because of legal challenges. Ongoing.
“When the Supreme Court rejected an emergency petition to stop Texas’ abortion ban, it took the next step toward effectively eliminating Rowweed.”
The Supreme Court is also set to hear oral arguments in December, which could be the most effective case of abortion rights in decades. The state of Mississippi is urging judges to end the long-standing legal theory that restrictions on prenatal abortion – between 22 and 24 weeks of pregnancy – are clearly unconstitutional. Mississippi wants to ban abortion after 15 weeks, or even earlier.
Reproductive rights activists call the case, which revolves around the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, Mississippi’s last remaining abortion clinic, an existential threat to American abortion rights that has not been seen in nearly 50 years.
This year’s protests will follow in the footsteps of the Women’s March protests, which have been taking place every year since 2017, when the first march drew more than a million people across the United States a day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Protests have shrunk since March 1, but continue across the country.
Statistics show that as women take to the streets to march this year, in addition to fighting for reproductive rights, women have also suffered disproportionate job losses due to the corona virus epidemic and have lost their men. Has suffered a greater burden of care than
Organizers of the women’s march said that in addition to Washington DC, there will be smaller marches through Bangor, Maine and Seattle.
The Washington March will begin at Independence Plaza and continue along Pennsylvania Avenue toward the Supreme Court building.
Busy Phillips, who has spoken publicly about abortion at the age of 15, was among those who confirmed the Washington March.
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