On December 1, the Center for Reproductive Rights will be presenting oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization. This is the Court’s fourth major abortion case since 2016 and it’s a direct challenge to Roe’s core holding: That every person has the right to decide whether to continue their pregnancy prior to viability.
There’s no middle ground in this case: Any ruling upholding Mississippi’s ban guts the central holding of Roe and our right to make fundamental decisions about our lives, our futures, and our families. If Roe falls, half the states in the country are poised to ban abortion entirely, leaving even more people across large swaths of the South and Midwest without access to care. Multiple generations have relied on the constitutionally protected right to abortion to make fundamental decisions about their health, lives, and futures.
Rallies in Jackson and D.C. on December 1
SHERo, Mississippi in Action, and Planned Parenthood Southeast are hosting an Abortion Freedom Fighters Rally in Jackson on December 1 to honor and celebrate abortion storytellers and advocates. The event is scheduled in Smith Park in Jackson, Mississippi, 12 pm CST. For information on this event, please check these sites: SHERo, Mississippi in Action, and Planned Parenthood Southeast.
The Center for Reproductive Rights, in collaboration with the National Abortion Access Coalition, will host a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington D.C., to demonstrate support for abortion rights and lift up the plaintiff, Jackson Women’s Health Organization, RSVP for the December 1 rally in Washington, D.C., here.
For the D.C. rally, please arrive at the steps of the Supreme Court (1 1st St NE, Washington D.C. 20002) at 7:30 AM on December 1 to help us secure space–and to help build an overwhelming turnout for abortion access. The rally will show the world that reproductive rights are human rights and will feature a powerful and diverse speaking program, concluding after oral arguments end (at approximately 11 AM).
For supporters who are unable to attend, there will be an opportunity to watch the rally program via live stream—more details to follow, including a link.
#AbortionIsEssential, #BansOffOurBodies, #KeepOurClinics
- Abortion Is Essential: Rally For Our Rights
- December 1 at 7:30 AM EST
- U.S. Supreme Court building, 1 1st ST NE, Washington D.C. 20002
- RSVP here.