By Fighting Words Staff
Women and their allies gathered in downtown Detroit for a rally and march on Saturday, October 2, 2021.
The manifestation was one of over 600 gatherings throughout the country held to protest the restrictive abortion laws passed recently by legislatures in Texas and Mississippi and signed into law by the governors of those states.
Activists believe that these developments, which have been upheld by the conservative-dominated U.S. Supreme Court, are setting the stage for the eventual overturning of Roe v. Wade of 1973.
The event was called by the Wayne State University College Democrats and supported by many other organizations such as Detroit Will Breathe, 313 Care Collective, Where We’re Needed, Planned Parenthood, State Senator Stephanie Chang, Moratorium NOW! Coalition and many more.
Beginning with a rally outside 36th District Court, the crowd then left for a march to several locations in the downtown area including Greektown, Campus Martius, Spirit of Detroit and the Federal Courthouse.
Speakers continued to voice their support along the way at selected stops. The march concluded back at 36th District Court featuring additional speakers and an open mic.