FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JACKSON, Miss. - Several local organizations in support of reproductive rights will gather for an Abortion Freedom Fighters Rally on Saturday, October 2, 2021, from 1-2 p.m. The rally is one of dozens of nationwide events happening this weekend, to defend reproductive rights and support Roe v. Wade. The Abortion Freedom Fighters Rally is being hosted in conjunction with the Capital City Pride festival at Smith Wills Stadium on Lakeland Drive.
What: The right to an abortion is being threatened in Mississippi. On December 1, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women Health Organization, in which the Center for Reproductive Rights is challenging a ban on abortion at 15 weeks of pregnancy.
If Mississippi politicians succeed at the Supreme Court, it will trigger an outright abortion ban in our state. Mississippians will be forced to stay pregnant and face having a child against their will, regardless of the circumstance.
The Abortion Freedom Fighters Rally is one of dozens of nationwide events happening on October 2nd, to defend reproductive rights and support Roe v. Wade.
Who: SHERo Mississippi and Mississippi in Action will host an abortion freedom rally at the Capital City Pride festival, while ACLU of Mississippi serves as legal observers.
When: Saturday, October 2, 2021, 1 - 2 p.m.
Where: Smith Wills Stadium, 1200 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216
*Capital City Pride is requiring all attendees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative COVID-19 test result (given 48 hours), in order to enter the event.