This Sunday, October 3rd, people around the country will be mobilizing in support of reproductive justice. October 3rd is the 44th anniversary of Rosie Jimenez’ death from a back-alley abortion (after the Hyde Amendment banned federal funds from covering this procedure). The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to hear a case challenging Roe V. Wade sometime later this month, with a decision delivered next spring or early summer.

RFPU – NW Members encourage their co-residents and fellows to attend!

Seattle Event:  “Not the Church, Not the State” March and Rally
When: Sunday, October 3, 2:00pm
Where: Meet at St. James Catholic Cathedral (804 9th Avenue) and March to Federal Courthouse (700 Stewart Street)

Reproductive Justice Now: “Jiménez was a Latinx college student who died on October 3, 1977 after she couldn’t pay for a legal abortion and had no choice but to seek out a cheaper, unsafe option. She is considered to be the first person to die after the Hyde Amendment made it illegal for Medicaid to pay for abortions.

This action also connects to a Supreme Court hearing this fall on a Mississippi case, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, a case that could overturn Roe vs. Wade. Let’s work together to demonstrate public support for Roe v. Wade and pressure the U.S. Supreme Court. It took a movement to win abortion and it will take a movement to keep it!

Demands: 

  • Protect & expand Roe v. Wade; safe, legal abortion on demand without apology
  • Repeal the Hyde Amendment
  • Overturn state barriers to reproductive choices
  • Stop forced sterilization
  • No to caged kids, forced assimilation, & child welfare abuses
  • End medical & environmental racism; for universal healthcare
  • Defend queer & trans families
  • Guarantee medically sound sex education & affordable childcare
  • Uphold social progress with expanded voting rights & strong unions”

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