See below for some video and photos from today’s “Bans Off Our Bodies” rally in Monroe Park in Richmond (and elsewhere in Virginia. Looks like a large, fired-up crowd in Richmond, and also Charlottesville – and for good reason, given what’s at stake (women’s bodily autonomy, reproductive freedom, health, etc.)! As Loudoun County Supervisor Juli Briskman correctly puts it, “Women seeking reproductive healthcare are not criminals!”
Pro-choice Virginians are protesting at Richmond’s Monroe Park for abortion rights. Full story tonight on NBC 12 at 6 pm. pic.twitter.com/CnYI1qwHkD
— Emily Yinger (@yinger_emily) May 14, 2022
— Maggi Marshall (@MaggiMarshallTV) May 14, 2022
Call and response chants pic.twitter.com/izXOesFfl9
— Goad Gatsby (@GoadGatsby) May 14, 2022
— Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia (@PPAVirginia) May 14, 2022
This tweet, by Ashleigh Crocker, is from the Blue Ridge Abortion Fund’s rally in Charlottesville.
Also check out this excellent thread by Molly Conger!
the bans off our bodies rally + protest march has gathered on the downtown mall outside charlottesville city hall. there’s a couple hundred people here now with speakers starting soon pic.twitter.com/3FfUZVCL7N
— molly conger (@socialistdogmom) May 14, 2022
“If a fight is what they want, a fight is what we will give them. We’re ready to take this fight to every lawmaker that stands in the way of our rights.
And we are ready to take this fight to the streets.” – @lashrecseaird
THIS is the energy we need.
— Kelley Losier (@KelleyLosier) May 14, 2022