Women March: At more than 600 spots around the country women are standing up for our rights!

September-October 2021: A Note from Hope Katz Gibbs, publisher, Inkandescent Women magazine (Image by Miki Jourdan, creative commonsNever underestimate the power of hundreds of thousands of women coming together to protest. Such was the scene on Oct. 2 when thousands of protesters marched at rallies in Washington and cities across the country decrying Texas’s recent ban on most abortions and warning that the U.S. Supreme Court’s conservative majority could impose further restrictions in the coming months.

It has been nearly five years since the debut of the Women’s March when women from around the world walked the streets of Washington, DC, in protest of Donald Trump and all that he and his supporters stood for. We knew in our hearts and bodies that someday soon, our reproductive rights would be in jeopardy. Sadly, we were right.

The Women’s March Network said on its website: “We are witnessing the direst threat to abortion access in our lifetime,” noting the Supreme Court’s recent refusal to block Texas’ six-week abortion ban. “We need to send an unmistakable message about our fierce opposition to restricting abortion access and overturning Roe v. Wade before it’s too late.”

Alexis McGill Johnson, president of Planned Parenthood, told the crowd at the Rally for Abortion Justice: “No matter where you live, no matter where you are, this moment is dark — it is dark — but that’s why we’re here.”

In this issue of Inkandescent Women magazine, we stand with our sisters. And we invite you to watch the 3-part series hosted by Tracy Schott, founder of Voices4Change, about what the law really means. Together we stand.

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