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On the Heels of FL Abortion Ban Vote, Activists Host “Fight for Repro Freedom” at Capitol

Photo of woman in thought with caption: Reproductive Freedom: Who should be in control?
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TALAHASSEE, FL – Tomorrow, Tuesday, February 22, more than 500 activists and community members will gather at the State Capitol to raise their voices in the fight for reproductive freedom. The “Fight for Repro Freedom” Day of Action is in response to the abortion ban moving swiftly through the Florida Legislature.

Jasmen Rogers, Black in Repro Project Coordinator for Floridians for Reproductive Freedom said, “Floridians across the state watched the abortion ban pass on the House Floor with its gross displays of inhumanity by legislators excited to ban abortion. This is not the will of the people.

Ms. Rogers continued, “Floridians need more access to health care, not politicians inserting themselves between patients and doctors.”

Representative Anna Eskamani (D-Orlando) weighed in, “It is time to stop politicians from imposing their personal beliefs and anti-abortion views on others. It is time we move forward recognizing reproductive health care as a human right -- and that includes access to abortion.”

"Fight for Repro Freedom" Day of Action: Where & When:

Where: State Capitol, Tallahassee

When:  Tuesday, February 22

     10:45 Am: Rally (Senate Portico - Florida Capitol)

     11:00 AM: Press Conference, List of speakers:

       ● Charo Valero, Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice FL
       ● Rep. Fentrice Driskell, State Representative (D-Tampa)
       ● Kathlyn Belizaire, Miami Workers Center
       ● Sen. Lori Berman, State Senator (D-Boynton Beach)
       ● Prianca Jyotishi, National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum
       ● Rep. Marie Woodson, State Representative (D-Pembroke Pines)
       ● Sarah Parker, Women’s Voices of Southwest Florida
       ● Jasmen Rogers, Floridians for Reproductive Freedom

     1:00 PM: Observe Senate Floor Session/Committee meetings/legislator visits

     3:30 PM: Abortion Access Speak Out (Old Capitol Steps - Apalachee Pkwy side)


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