Stop the bans: Defend abortion rights!

SLL photo: Sharon Black

On May 21, women, trans and non-binary people, and other workers rallied in hundreds of cities and towns across the U.S. to #StopTheBans and defend reproductive rights. Activists from Struggle-La Lucha joined actions in various cities, including Baltimore (pictured here).

The day of action was called by a broad coalition after the passage of Alabama’s abortion ban. The law, signed by the governor on May 15, would jail doctors who perform the procedure for up to 99 years and criminalize women and others who seek abortions, even in cases of rape or incest.

Seven other states have passed extreme anti-abortion laws this year in a coordinated effort to overturn Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that legalized abortion, following Donald Trump’s appointment of ultraright misogynist Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Fight back! We won’t go back!