1. WOMEN’S MARCHGLOBAL: March for our human rights, 18 January 2020

This year’s marches took place in 45 countries. See their website and Twitter pages for photos and reports. Here’s a great example in a video from Zambia.


2. USA: 22 JANUARY 2020

Activists across thecountry honour 47 years of Roe v. Wade amid pending threats

22 January 2020 marks the 27th anniversary of the US SupremeCourt decision in Roe v. Wade, ending the criminalisation of abortionnationally in the US. In 1973, no one foresaw the extent of the threats atstate level that have emerged. A new case will come before the Court in Marchthis year, posing a serious threat because of the changed balance of opinionamong the judges.

The following blog lists the events being planned around thecountry. There are a wide range of events in at least 20 states plus thecapital. A number of national reproductive rights organisations are holdingevents as well. Many of theevents areimbued with anxiety about the future, while taking care tohonourthework of local activists and abortion providers past and present. All in all,activists are sending the message that they aren’t giving up, and are intent onfinding new strategiesfor sustaining reproductive freedom. From “Wild About Our Rights” in Arizona toa“A Vision for Our Future”in Texas,“Abortion is Normal Art Show”in New York, and“March for Choice”inIndiana, people are recommitting tosecuring bodily autonomy and abortionrights, nomatter what comes down the road.

Words of Choice Blogspot, compiled by Cindy Cooper