Feminist activists will gather at 219 S. Dearborn at Adams on Jan. 15, 2017, at 1p.m. demonstrating commitment to defend reproductive justice, including access to birth control, abortion and other reproductive health care, funding for Planned Parenthood, as well as the right and access to the means to raise children by choice.
This year's event aims to protest the incoming Trump/Pence administration's anti-woman and anti-choice agenda. Trump has vowed to appoint a pro-life Supreme Court Justice and favors punishing women and abortion providers should abortion become illegal. At the same time, Congress is swiftly moving to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that provides critical healthcare to those in need.
At the same time, the anti-choice March for Life demonstrators will gather in Federal Plaza. The mission of the anti-choice movement is not to save lives, but to terrorize, control, threaten and punish women who seek to control their bodies and fate.
The March for Abortion Rights is a counter-protest to stand up to the anti-choice agenda, and to refuse to be silent when rights and freedoms are under attack.