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Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Reminder: Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project Mock Funeral Procession

This upcoming Monday, November 14th, starting at 5:00 at Broad and Belvidere there will be a mock funeral procession and ceremony representative in memoriam of people who have died due to lack of access to safe and legal abortions.

200 people die every day because lack of access to safe and legal abortions forces them to turn to unsafe alternatives. Access is limited by restrictions like parental consent laws which target minors.

It is limited by the Hyde amendment, which prohibits Medicaid and other federal funding for abortions. This targets poor people, Native American people who get services through Indian Health Services, and people of color who are statistically more likely to receive healthcare through federal programs.

It is limited by societal stigma and misinformation which uses shame and fear to control. The U.S. also exports these tactics abroad in the form of the global gag rule, which takes funding away from all programs when any organization performs, advocates for, or makes references for abortion, showing a reckless disregard for the health of people in other countries.

Someone dies every six minutes as a result of these restrictions.
 

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