Women Movement Leaders Sound the Alarm on the Threat of a Nationwide Ban on the Most Commonly Prescribed Medication Abortion 

SATURDAY 3PM: Protest Outside Federal Courthouse in Amarillo Decries Extremist Legal Attempt to Outlaw Mifepristone

Women Movement Leaders Sound the Alarm on the Threat of a Nationwide Ban on the Most Commonly Prescribed Medication Abortion 

AMARILLO, TX – On Saturday, February 11th, at 3:00 PM CT, hundreds are expected to rally to protest outside the Federal Courthouse in Amarillo, TX, decrying an anti-abortion extremist group’s lawsuit seeking to outlaw mifepristone, the drug used in medicated abortions.

WHERE: The rally will start at Porter County Courthouse (500 South Fillmore Street in the courtyard of the West Side of the Building) before marching to the JM Jones Federal Building (205 SE 5th Ave)

WHEN: Saturday, February 11, 2023. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT

FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://act.womensmarch.com/signup/bigger-than-roe-amarillo/ 

SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Rachel Carmona, Women’s March; Shaunna Thomas, UltraViolet; Sheila Katz, National Council of Jewish Women; Claudia Stravato, Unitarian Universalist Association; Erica Davis-Crump; New Mexico Black Central Organizing Committee; additional speakers to be announced.

Late last year, the anti-abortion group ADF identified friendly Trump-appointed judges and filed suit in Amarillo seeking a ruling that the FDA lacked the authority to approve the drug - even though the drug has been legal for decades and is used safely for more than half of the abortions conducted in the United States. Experts warn this ruling could pose a threat to medication abortion throughout the country.

The action in Amarillo is organized by Women’s March in conjunction with UltraViolet, Supermajority, EMAA Project, Demand Justice, National LGBTQ Task Force Action Fund, ProChoiceFrisco, Vote Run Lead, USOW, White Ribbon Alliance, New Mexico Black Central Organizing Committee and the National Council of Jewish Women. 

Earlier this year, Women’s March held a national #BiggerThanRoe mobilization in Madison, WI, to highlight how the fight for abortion rights has now moved into the States. In Wisconsin, Women’s March highlighted the upcoming Supreme Court election that would determine the balance of power on the Court and thus the fate of Wisconsin’s current abortion ban

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