Nationwide rallies are planned for this Saturday to advocate for Women’s reproductive rights. In June the US Supreme Court will rule on a case that is likely to overturn the 50-year precedent of Roe v. Wade and result in state bans of abortion. Many alarmed organizers have designated this Saturday, May 14th as Women’s Reproductive Rights Day. There will be marches and demonstrations across the nation, including here in Benicia.
Benicia speakers will include former Benicia Mayor Elizabeth Patterson and Benicia Poet Laureate Mary Susan Gast.
A Benicia event organizer writes:
Hello my friends,
I sincerely hope to see most of you at our gathering this coming Saturday May 14, noon-1:30pm on the First Street Green across from Sailor Jack’s.
Having a sign expressing your opinions and feelings will add to a powerful presence.
The internet is full of sign suggestions. Here are a few:
- MY BODY MY CHOICE
- GET YOUR ROSARIES OFF MY OVARIES
- OUR BODIES ARE NOT A POLITICAL BATLEGROUND
- WE ARE WOMEN NOT SPERM CARRIERS
- MY MIND MY BODY MY FREEDOM
- KEEP ABORTION SAFE AND LEGAL
- HANDS OFF MY DAUGHTERS