Women’s March Announces Marches On October 2nd Across The Country, Including In Texas, To Defend Abortion Rights

Austin, Texas — Following the Supreme Court allowing Texas SB 8, the most restrictive abortion law in the country, to go into effect, Women’s March—the groundbreaking women’s rights organization that spearheaded the largest single-day demonstration in U.S. history—has announced national mass mobilizations on October 2 in every state. Along with more than 90 other organizations, including National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood, SHERO Mississippi, Mississippi in Action, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast, SisterSong, The Frontline, and Working Families Party, Women’s March is calling on women, feminists, and allies nationwide to rise up in defense of our reproductive rights.

SB 8 bans abortions at six weeks, before most people even know they’re pregnant, and long before any sort of maternal or fetal anomalies can be detected in utero. In the day since the Supreme Court allowed this draconian law to stand, it’s already begun serving as a blueprint to other politicians across the country who are dead-set on trampling on women’s rights. We won’t let the Trump Supreme Court turn back the clock on reproductive freedom, and we need Democrats in the White House and in Congress to take action, codify Roe V. Wade into federal law, and pass the Women’s Health Protection Act.

Women’s March has been a leading force of resistance since Trump’s inauguration in 2017. In the years since, Women’s March has built power with other organizations and communities to fight for the soul of the country against the Trump administration’s politics of prejudice. And the fight doesn’t let up with Trump out of office—because the attacks on us and our bodies haven’t. 

Further details and march locations to follow.