Rally for Reproductive Justice
Date(s) - 07/09/2022
There will be another march and rally for reproductive justice on Saturday, July 9 at 10 a.m. in Courthouse Park sponsored by the Mother Lode Women’s March. Now that the final decision overturning Roe v. Wade and giving states the right to ban all abortion has been issued, the Women’s March is calling supporters of reproductive choice to attend this march and rally.
On June 24, the day the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade, about 50 people showed up for an impromptu rally in the park. This rally, at which a dozen women spoke about their various experiences with abortion, was called with about four hours’ notice by the Women’s March organizers. Their first event on May 14 in Courthouse Park just after the leak of the Roe draft opinion attracted about 200 marchers.
Following the march on Washington Street on Saturday, July 9, there will be a rally in the park with speakers, and tables with information from supportive organizations. Attendees should bring signs and also water bottles as it is forecast to be hot. Jugs of cold water to refill bottles will be available.
The Mother Lode Women’s March organizers remind the public of Justice Clarence Thomas’ concurring opinion stating that other rights should be taken away. He said the Supreme Court should overturn cases establishing the rights to contraception, same-sex consensual relations and same-sex marriage, all of which were ruled “in error.”
A nationwide march is planned on Saturday by the national Women’s March organization, with the slogan, “We Won’t Go Back.”
The Mother Lode Women’s March was formed in May in response to the imminent threat to abortion rights. Their Facebook page lists their activities: https://www.facebook.com/MLWomensMarch/