07 May RISE for the Bodies of All Women & Girls, RISE for Abortion Rights
Just out: V’s Latest Piece “Women know how choice and freedom feel – and we will never give that up” in The Guardian
“This might be why you are unable to see that there is no chance in hell that we are ever going back. This is not a law yet and we will never accept this ruling. Perhaps because you have never known what it is like to have your body controlled by the vindictive anonymous state, to be raped and forced to keep your baby, to be so desperate that you destroy your uterus with a hanger or bleed to death in a back alley, you do not understand that once you have tasted the sweetness of freedom, of choice, once you have come to know your body as your own, once you have freed yourself and felt the expanse of your body, the aliveness in every pore that rises from autonomy, there is no way you will ever give that up. Ever.
And because you do not know this, you do not know how dangerous we are, how organised we are, how willing we are to go any lengths to preserve our freedom.
It’s been 50 years. We have summoned our due. We actually have bank accounts now. We have credit cards and we can buy a house. We can serve on juries. We hold offices and are lawyers. We write for newspapers and we run them. We host TV shows and direct movies. We run hospitals and universities and non-profits and write plays about vaginas and books about fascists and fascism. We can’t be tossed aside.
This is our world now. And these are our bodies.”
Read the full piece, here.
Mobilize For Abortion Rights – JOIN V-Day, One Billion Rising & Bans Off Our Bodies on May 14th
US Supreme Court Leak: Our Worst Fears Confirmed. Abortion is still legal in the US. It’s still your right. But the Supreme Court is prepared to end your constitutional right to abortion. Our country is facing an abortion access crisis. By this summer, 26 US states could move to ban abortion — affecting 36 million women, plus more people who can become pregnant. This is personal.
RISE for abortion rights and take to the streets! Join V-Day/One Billion Rising, Planned Parenthood, MoveOn, Women’s March, UltraViolet and more to send a strong message that abortion access must be protected and supported. Sign the petition and join a 14th May rally to RISE for abortion access.
Commit to Mobilize, Organize, Elevate, Amplify, and Connect people to reproductive care.
VISIT bansoff.org to find or create a rally in your area.
RISE for Abortion Rights with V in NYC on 14 May:
Join V as she RISES for abortion rights on 14 May 2pm ET in Union Square, NYC. Speakers include: Karina Aybar, Merle Hoffman, Dorothy Roberts, Nori Rost, Lori Sokol, Sunsara Taylor, and V.
Visit RiseUp4AbortionRights.org for more info.