Following the leak of U.S. Supreme Court draft opinion designed to overturn Roe v Wade, on Saturday May 14th, Floridians will rally in support of reproductive freedom. Visit Bans Off Our Bodies to find a rally near you.
TAMPA – On Saturday, May 14, activists and community members will rally in downtown Tampa in solidarity with events in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, D.C., Orlando, Tallahassee, and cities throughout the nation to protest the Supreme Court’s draft decision engineered to overturn Roe v Wade which guaranteed the constitutional right to abortion.
The draft provided to Politico on Monday night of the circulating majority opinion overturning Roe v Wade adds a new urgency for reproductive freedom in Florida. In April, Governor Ron Desantis signed the most restrictive abortion law in Florida history – a 15 week abortion ban, modeled on the Missisippi law in question before the Supreme Court. With the loss of protections offered by Roe v. Wade, even more restrictions are likely to be pushed by anti-abortion extremists in the Florida Legislature.
WHAT: BANS OFF OUR BODIES – TAMPA BAY
WHERE: Joe Chillura Courthouse Sq, 600 E Kennedy Blvd, Tampa
WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2022 @ 11am
OTHER: Registration page | Facebook event page
Organizing groups include: Dream Defenders, Democratic Progressive Caucus of Tampa Bay, Florida For Change, Community Outreach Group, Florida NOW, Fierce Tampa Warriors Organizers of October March, National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum, Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, People’s Council of Tampa, Florida Rising, LWV St. Petersburg Area, Women’s March Florida Tampa/Hillsborough, Progress Florida