San Diego Radical Feminists Host Roe v. Wade Anniversary Rally – Jan. 22nd

by on January 19, 2012 · 0 comments

in Health, Organizing, Women's Rights

On Sunday, January 22, 2012, the Radical Feminists of Occupy San Diego are hosting the Roe v. Wade Anniversary Abortion and Reproductive Rights Rally, March, and Speak-Out.

A rally with speakers will be held from 1-1:30 in the Civic Center Plaza (or Freedom Plaza – nicknamed by Occupy San Diego), followed by a march downtown and an open-mic speakout.

The event is to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, which legalized abortion on a federal level in 1973, and to protest the many restrictions on abortion rights and access.

Since abortion was legalized, women’s right to choose abortion has come under a multi-pronged attack from the right wing and the corporate elite. Legal restrictions on abortion; violent attacks on abortion providers, including bombings of clinics and assassinations of doctors; a vast reduction in the number of abortion providers nationwide; and defunding abortion coverage have caused women’s health to suffer, taken away the right of women to have autonomy over their own bodies and lives, and directly caused many maternity-related deaths.

The majority of people harmed by these attacks on abortion and reproductive rights are impoverished women and women of color. Abortion is a part of comprehensive health care, and health care is a right, not a privilege. The Radical Feminists stand in solidarity with all women and demand that abortion be provided for free, legally, safely, and without restrictions.

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San Diego Radical Feminists is a group that sprang up out of Occupy San Diego with an intention of increasing women’s participation in Occupy San Diego & helping build a feminist movement. We gather to take actions, share our stories, and educate each other.

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