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Caravan For Choice

Caravan for Choice, in partnership with the Women’s March National call to mobilize and defend reproductive rights. Join the caravan in your car, bike, or motorcycle and parade through Pasadena to draw attention to this important issue.

 

Details

WHEN:

On Saturday, October 2nd at 9:30 a.m.

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WHO:

WHERE:

Meet at Rosebowl Lot I
355 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA  91103

EVENT SPEAKERS:

Sheri Bonner, PPPSGV 

US Representative Judy Chu

Alyesha Wise, Poet, Writer, and Arts Organizer

Imani Wilson-Shabazz, Plan C

Steve Madison, Pasadena City Council

Dr. Katie Clark, National Women's Political Caucus-Pasadena

State Senator Anthony Portantino

Adrienne Spires, Black Women for Wellness

Rector Mike Kinman, All Saints Church

Sasha Perez, City of Alhambra City Council

Camila Camaleon, SGV LGBTQ Center

Mary Ann Lutz, NWPC-SGV

Reverend KC Slack, Unitarian Universalist Church of the Verdogo Hills

Jacqueline Robinson-Baisley, NWPC- Pasadena

Juliana Serrano, PPPSGV

Various abortion storytellers and poem readers!

LEARN MORE:

Abortion access has been slowly stripped away for years. We've seen people driving hundreds of miles just to be able to access the health care services they need. Earlier this month we saw S.B. 8, a vicious Texas law that nearly restricts all abortion access, go into effect. We’re at a crucial moment in the movement for reproductive rights, and for ensuring abortion is safe and accessible for everyone. 

The Women’s March declared October 2nd as the day to mobilize and defend our reproductive rights. Here in Pasadena, a group of community partners are organizing a caravan to stand in solidarity with the Women’s March and declare our commitment to protecting and expanding abortion rights in our state and our nation. 

Understanding S.B. 8 

Effective September 1, 2021, S.B. 8 bans abortion in Texas at approximately six weeks — before most people even know they’re pregnant — with no exceptions for rape or incest. S.B. 8 is different from other abortion bans because it contains a “private cause of action,” which is a legal provision that allows private individuals — not the state — to enforce the law. This provision lets anyone sue an abortion provider and anyone else who helps a patient access abortion care that is prohibited by S.B. 8. Anyone who successfully sues an abortion provider will be entitled to at least $10,000 and a court order preventing them from providing abortions in the future.