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#StopTheBans: Madison Rally Planned to Stop Abortion Bans

For Immediate Release: 5-21-19

Madison, Wis. – In response to a new wave of extreme bans on abortion, stripping away reproductive freedom and representing an all-out assault on abortion access, patients and allies are saying ENOUGH. Wisconsin-based community organizers are hosting a die-in and rally in solidarity with Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, and all states fighting back against cruel abortion bans.

Here in Wisconsin, GOP leaders are threatening bodily autonomy, patient-physician relationships and health care delivery by passing a group of politically motivated anti-abortion bills. Abortion is healthcare. Abortion is life-saving and life-affirming. Abortion is a human right.

This is Trump’s anti-choice movement; and it’s terrifying, particularly for people of color and low-income populations who are most affected by these bans.

We will show up to speak out and fight back against this unconstitutional attempt to gut Roe v. Wade. Politicians shouldn’t be making decisions best left to patients, their families, and their doctors.

  • Who: Democratic Socialists of America, Indivisible Madison, Madison Abortion Defense, Madison Socialist Alternative, Madison Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW), Women Activists of Lake County, Wisconsin Bail Out The People Movement, Women’s March WI, #Fight4HER, Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault and more.
  • What: #StopTheBans – Madison Action
  • When: May 23, 2019, at 6pm
  • Where: Wisconsin State Capitol, 2 E Main Street, Madison, WI 53703, State Street steps (ADA entrance at Washington Ave.)

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