WARREN, Pa. – A rally in support of women’s reproductive rights will be held on the Warren County Courthouse steps Saturday, Oct. 2.
The rally is in response to the controversial Texas abortion restriction law and is being hosted by the Warren chapter of Indivisible, a self-proclaimed “progressive activism group.” The rally will be held from 1 – 3 p.m.
The Supreme Court recently rejected an emergency request to block the Texas law, a move Indivisible called “a legitimate threat to abortion access.”
“Women all over the country are infuriated by the recent attempt of Texas to cut women’s reproductive rights down to zero.” said Dr. Karen Black, Indivisible Warren, PA co-founder and the scheduled rally announcer. “We just want to make it clear that we are simply not tolerating such a plan here, or anything like it.”
Multiple speakers are scheduled for the event including retired nurse Shelbie Stromyer, a recent candidate for state senate; local activist Brianna Powers; former county commissioner Pat Evans; and current county commissioner Jeff Eggleston.
“I have to speak out,” Stromyer said. “No one has the right to regulate when women have children. No one has the right to jeopardize our health. It’s especially repugnant that such laws end up being written mostly by those no longer in their reproductive years.”
All genders, nationalities, and religions are welcome, and masks and distancing are required. Attendees are encouraged to come with signs and time and space will be granted on 4th Avenue and Market Street for those who wish to protest.