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The date listed here is just a placeholder – we do not know which weekday the Court will issue its ruling. It will most likely be this month. Facebook allows events of 15 days maximum. (This Event will be updated accordingly.) Whichever day the Court rules, we ask that everyone who supports legal abortion gather at Chicago’s Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn Streets) for an emergency response to the Court’s ruling.
The politically biased Supreme Court is getting ready to gut the legal right to abortion; while we do not yet know whether they will overrule Roe v. Wade, we do know that any decision they issue in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization will severely curtail abortion rights in a vast swath of the United States.
By threatening legal abortion even in states that have laws protecting it, the court is slamming the door in the face of millions of women and gender non-conforming people, hitting Black, Brown, and Indigenous people the hardest.
It is putting at risk all LGBTQ rights, the right to contraception, and even the right to interracial marriage.
If the court goes through with its threat, this will be the first time in US history that the Court has taken away rights previously guaranteed.
To say that this is a horrible precedent and a huge step backwards for all of us is a gross understatement.
We will NOT silently accept a rightwing attack on abortion that opens the door to attacks on the rights of all women, LGBTQs, Black and Brown people, and all working-class people.
WE MUST RESPOND by taking to the streets. This is the way our rights have always been won. This is the way that they must be defended.
Help tell Washington that we will not silently allow decades of progress to be swept away.
On the day that the Court issues its decision, that night, drop everything and assemble at Chicago’s Federal Plaza (Adams & Dearborn Streets) at 5:30 pm.
Co-sponsors so far include:
American Association of University Women (AAUW)- Chicago Chapter
AAUW- Naperville – IL Area
ACLU of Illinois
ACLU of Illinois – Peoria Chapter
AIDS Foundation Chicago
Chicago Abortion Fund
Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression (CAARPR)
Chicago Feminist Action
Chicago For Abortion Rights
Chicago Teachers Union Womens’ Rights Committee
Chicago Women Take Action
Clinic Vest Project
Courts Matter Illinois
Defund CPD Campaign
Democratic Women of McDonough County
Gay Liberation Network
Illinois Choice Action Team
Illinois Democratic Women
Illinois Single Payer Coalition
Indivisible Illinois 9th District-Andersonville-Edgewater
Indivisible Oak Park Area
KAM Isaiah Israel
National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) – Chicago North Shore
NCJW – South Cook
National Nurses United (NNU)- Chicago
Physicians for a National Health Program-Illinois
Planned Parenthood Illinois Action
Racial Justice Coalition of West Central IL
Reproductive Health Access Project
Reproductive Transparency Now
She Votes Illinois
Social Service Workers United-Chicago
Women’s Bar Association of Illinois
(list is in formation)
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