Had enough of the Republican Party’s unnatural interest in women’s wombs? Tired of their high-handed attempts to shove their beliefs down our throats? Fed up with their desire to elevate fetal rights over women’s rights?
Don your hat, gloves, scarves and warm coat–it’s time to Walk for Choice, this Saturday, February 26, from 12-3 p.m.
If you’ve been a pro-choice activist for eons and are just getting wind of this, don’t feel bad: The action was conceived just a month ago, but has snowballed thanks to the power of Internet activism. Raven Geary, a Chicago-based pro-choice activist, was outraged by HR 3, the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act, and wrote a blog post hoping to rally supporters for a Chicago protest. “Then people kept messaging me and saying they wanted to plan one for their city,” says Geary. Before long, walks and rallies were being planned all over the country.
We need to let our elected representatives know that we won’t go back. It’s time for us to turn our outrage into action. Walk for Choice this Saturday.
As I was writing this, I received notice that MoveOn.org is planning a Rally to Save the American Dream, in support of Wisconsin workers at noon on Saturday–exactly the same time as the Walk for Choice. How unfortunate! How are we supposed to choose between supporting women’s reproductive rights and workers’ rights (many of whom are women).
I guess I’ll have to try to make it to both. You should, too.
Image via Walk for Choice.