by Maile Anderson
People gathered across the nation to rally for basic abortion rights and access on Saturday, Oct. 2. In Seattle, the local chapter of the Women’s March (a national group based in D.C.) held a rally at Westlake Park. The protest was a response to Texas’ recent law which bans abortion after six weeks and empowers citizens to sue those who seek out or facilitate an abortion.
Though the rally was short, the message rang loud and clear: The attacks on abortion are constant, these attacks disproportionately impact BIPOC, working-class, and poor communities, and we must keep fighting back.
Various signs read “Bans off our Bodies” and “We Will Not Go Silently Back to the ’50s!” Many of the signs were reminiscent of slogans from the first Women’s March in 2017, which was a nationwide protest against the election of the previous president. Some at Saturday’s rally have been protesting for abortion rights since the 1970s.Continue reading PHOTO ESSAY: Seattle Joins Women’s March for Abortion Rights