Support local journalism. Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Rally for abortion access planned for Orlando this Saturday

Posted By on Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 12:21 PM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY RENA SCHILD
  • photo by Rena Schild

Texas was the blueprint and Florida legislators are following it to a t. Shortly after an extremely restrictive Texas law limiting abortions after six weeks, Florida lawmakers floated a similar proposal.  Orlando activists are marching this Saturday to tell the state they won't have it.

The Abortion Access Rally will meet at Orlando's City Hall for a speaker program that includes representatives of Equality Florida, the Florida Access Network, the Black Health Commission and Planned Parenthood. The speakers will both share the importance of abortion access for all Floridians and educate listeners on ways that they can act now to prevent abortion bans.




“Florida Republicans have awakened the state by their gross, anti-reproductive health agenda,” said State Representative Anna V. Eskamani. “On Saturday we'll join thousands of others across the state to march against abortion bans and for reproductive justice. All people should be able to get reproductive healthcare that meets their needs throughout their lives and we’ll be making that message clear in the streets and in the Florida Legislature.”

The march comes shortly after Texas' six-week ban (i.e. before most women who are not actively trying to conceive would know they're pregnant) was allowed to become law. The Supreme Court is also expected to hear a challenge to Mississippi's restrictive abortion law that could pave the way for a wholesale upending of abortion rights in the United States.


Rallygoers can meet at City Hall starting at 11 a.m. on October 2. The march begins at noon. Attendees are encouraged to mask up.



Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly newsletters, and consider supporting this free publication. Our small but mighty team is working tirelessly to bring you Central Florida news, and every little bit helps.

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at feedback@orlandoweekly.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

October 13, 2021

View more issues

Calendar

© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation