From Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights:

Overturn Roe? Hell No!

Editors' Note: This message was issued by Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights and can be found at their website.

San Francisco: Woman with banner for RiseUp4AbortionRights.


San Francisco    Photo: @ProtestPix

The Supreme Court’s cruel plan to repeal Roe v. Wade and wipe out the right to abortion is a major attack which must be DEFEATED NOWthis May and Junebefore it is hammered into law.

This could be done if people in our millions make clear, through massive nonviolent resistance, that we will bring the gears of society to a grinding halt before we allow the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

The repeal of a previously recognized Constitutional right has never been done before. This would be a massive attack on women, one-half of humanity, that on top of everything else would fall hardest on Black, Latina, and other particularly oppressed peoples. Not only that; it would put birth control and the rights of LGBTQ people in the crosshairs next.

Youth lead with banner for RU4AR march in LA May 14.


Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights March, May 14, Los Angeles    Photo: @JillphotoLA/Jill Connelly

We must unite all who can be united to oppose this monstrous attack on the fundamental right to abortion. Facing a challenge like this, while we recognize and respect our differences and welcome exchange of views, this is a moment when we must reach beyond our different experiences and political points of view to stay focused on the one overriding need of the moment: preventing the Supreme Court from ripping this right away.

Austin, Texas, over a thousand students walk out for abortion rights.


Austin, Texas    Photo:

It is unconscionable to not act together in powerful righteous resistance while a fundamental right of half of humanity is being ripped away. The hour is late, but there is still time. To fail to act when there is still a chance and a fight to be waged, weakens the people and emboldens those who would deny our rights.

WE MUST ACT NOW! It is far harder to win a right back after it has been taken, than it is to defend it while you still have it.


NYC RU4AR march with banner "Overturn Roe? Hell No!"


New York City RU4AR. May 14    Photo: