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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.