Pro-choice activists across the country will be holding rallies on Monday, July 15th, as a National Day of Action to Defend Abortion Rights. Please join us!6pm @ the Rhode Island State HouseBring banners and signs!Wear orange or red—fire colors!For more info and updates:While Texas pro-choice activists are battling one of the most severe and overt attacks on abortion access in recent years, bills in countless other states are steadily chipping away at women’s control over their bodies. These laws not only legally restrict women’s rights, but they embolden the crisis pregnancy centers and clinic protesters who intimidate, shame, and stigmatize women seeking abortions.National petition: http://www.change.org/petitions/pro-choice-america-join-a-national-day-of-action-on-july15th
Here in Rhode Island, the state legislature recently passed a bill that permits money from the sale of special license plates to go to crisis pregnancy centers—non-medical “clinics” that mislead and intimidate women seeking information about their options. And a bill still under consideration would make it possible for employers using the new healthcare exchange to only offer their employees plans that do not cover abortion services.
These attacks are happening across the country. Our response needs to be everywhere and united, loud and proud!