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Students Affected by Abortion Restrictions Are Acting
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Peninsula Youth Activists in San Mateo on August 20
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Photos by: Teri Vershel, ProBonoPhoto.org
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Although much has been made of student decisions about college choice based on states' abortion access, more pertinent is the immediate need for reproductive rights in middle and high schools. An uptick in teen births will put new demands on schools in our education system, a system that already fails to support teen parents in academic success and graduation.

On the largely suburban San Francisco Peninsula, students as young as 12 years old attended a rally for reproductive justice and spoke up.
§Activist/Speaker
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On the stage in Central Park, San Mateo
§Marching through Central Park in San Mateo
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Heading to the downtown area with signs. Some students brought parents and other relatives
§A public school teacher with her blue sign
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Marched side by side with students
§Middle and High School students marched
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§Stage appearance
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In a symbolic gesture, members of the "old left" passed the torch to students
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