The news comes as abortion rights supporters have launched a nationwide caravan aimed at mobilizing supporters of reproductive freedom. Participants in the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride plan to travel in the coming weeks to Wichita, Kansas, Jackson, Mississippi, and other areas where access to abortion is under attack. Organizer Sunsara Taylor spoke at a kick-off rally in New York’s Union Square.
Sunsara Taylor: “We’re going to all the states with only one clinic left. We’re going to North Dakota, where on August 1st they plan to shut down — they have a law that would shut down the only clinic left in North Dakota. We’re hoping for an injunction, we’re expecting an injunction, but we’re going to be there either way, because the fact that these laws passed is totally unacceptable. There needs to be a massive fight in this country of people standing up and refusing to tolerate this, because women’s lives and women’s future and ultimately the kind of society we want to live in is at stake.”