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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Reminder: Richmond Reproductive Freedom Project Mock Funeral Procession

This Monday, November 14th, starting at 5:00 at Broad and Belvidere there will be a mock funeral procession and ceremony representative of the fact that someone dies every six minutes due to lack of access to safe and legal abortions.
Monday November 14th there will be a mock funeral procession and ceremony in memoriam of people who have died due to lack of access to safe and legal abortions. 5:00 starting off from Broad and Belvidere. We will then make our way towards Monroe Park.
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.

This funeral procession will be in honor of those who have died and to raise awareness so that others won't have to. We will make our way from Broad up to Belvidere and Main and Monroe Park. Please where your most over the top funeral gear...veils, all black, the works.
For more information email rrfp (at) riseup.net or go to www.rrfp.net

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