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View events for the week of 4/9/2022
Rally and March for Abortion Rights SF Bay Area and Nationwide
Date Saturday April 09
Time 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorBay Area Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights Coalition
Location Details
Rally starts at noon in Sproul Plaza on UC Berkeley Campus (public welcome)
Entrance near Telegraph and Bancroft
We are coming back, as promised! And we will be wearing GREEN in solidarity with the Marea Verde or “Green Wave” movement for reproductive rights that continues to sweep across Latin America. We have green bandanas to share too (first come first served, so it would be really good to wear whatever green you have that day).

We are coming back to the streets nationwide to say Abortion on Demand and Without Apology. This time we will be louder, and we will be a sea of green. Our first hour of this action will be a rally on the campus in Sproul Plaza (near campus entrance) where we will rise up to say Roe v. Wade must stand.

Roe was the landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court in which the Court ruled that the Constitution of the United States protects a pregnant woman's liberty to choose to have an abortion without excessive government restriction. Yet Roe v. Wade protects so much more than abortion rights. It protects other core, basic human rights including marriage equality and access to contraceptives and fertility treatments like IVF. This is EVERYONE's cause. Step up and step out with us!

After the rally, we MARCH THROUGH THE STREETS of Berkeley.

Without an immediate and large uprising, the Supreme Court stands poised to decimate this landmark decision. Yet all too many pro-choice leaders and Democratic Party politicians preach a “realism” of accepting the Court’s gutting of abortion rights. They tell us to dig in for the “long-haul” of the electoral process or to focus on helping women induce their own abortions. Whatever their intent, this amounts to capitulating in advance to the enslavement of women and an overall nightmare for humanity.
The violent subjugation of half of society must not be accommodated, excused, downplayed, or surrendered to. IT MUST BE STOPPED! (Read and sign statement https://riseup4abortionrights.org/we-refuse-to-let-the-u-s-supreme-court-deny-womens-humanity-and-decimate-their-rights/)
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