Women’s right marchers calls for permanent reproductive freedom in wake of Texas law
Hundreds gathered in the Bronx and Brooklyn on Saturday to call for reproductive freedom to become permanent.
Those marching in Van Cortland Park and in Brooklyn told News 12 they are fighting for what they believe is their basic human rights and to stand together with those in Texas after a recent anti-abortion bill was signed into law.
The bill effectively bans abortions after six weeks – a timeframe where many women are not aware they are pregnant.
Several at the rally were holding signs with motivational messages asking people to stand in support of the right to choose. They also shared personal stories sharing why they maintain that reproductive rights are crucial to U.S. democracy.
Gov. Kathy Hochul is in support of the marches taking place around the country and made remarks at one held in Albany.