Pro Choice with Heart Protest for reproductive rights scheduled for Saturday at the courthouse in downtown Texarkana
In this file photo from September 1, 2021, women protest the six-week abortion ban at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. A San Antonio doctor who said he performed an abortion in defiance of a new Texas law almost dared supporters of the near-total state ban on the procedure to try to make him an early example by taking legal action. The state’s largest anti-abortion group said Monday, September 20, 2021 that it was investigating the issue. (Jay Janner / Austin American-Stateman via AP, FILE)
TEXARKANA – Northeastern Texas members of Pro Choice with Heart will hold a rally at the downtown courthouse here on Saturday to protest against restrictive abortion laws in Texas.
Jordan Marmolejo, media coordinator for the group, said the protest would take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the planned Women’s March protest in Washington, DC.
“We just wanted to give women in the Texarkana region the opportunity to make their voices heard because abortion bans are extremely sexist. They are racist, they are classist,” Marmolejo said, adding that people without Exorbitant money and resources be affected by abortion bans.
In May, Texas Governor Greg Abbott enacted a measure banning abortions as early as six weeks pregnant and allowing others to sue abortion providers. In a ruling early Sept. 5 and 4 as part of a court record on the case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled not to block the law.
Other states are now following in the footsteps of these kinds of bans, Marmolejo said. “It’s horrible,” she said, calling abortion “100% healthcare”.
“Denying this right to women is absolutely monstrous, in my humble opinion,” said Marmolejo.
The Women’s March called for rallies in Washington and elsewhere on Saturday to support reproductive rights in response to the abortion measure in Texas. Protests are planned by groups across Texas and Arkansas, including Little Rock.
(On the Internet: Facebook.com/ProChoicewithHeart.)