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We’re live now at Portland’s Terry Schrunk Plaza to rally for abortion rights and #StopTheBans! Join us now to defend the hard-won victories for reproductive freedom and fight back against attempts to roll them back!
Impressive turnout and great energy at today's rally to #StopTheBans in Portland! #Portland #pdx
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum: "Repeat after me: we're not gonna stand for it!"
"Abortion is heath care!"
"We will never ever let these laws be the law of the land."
"The abortion bans passed this week are a direct attack on women of color."
"Today, we're sending anti-abortion extremists a message: Not fucking today, not fucking ever!"

Our Executive Director Eric Ward @BulldogShadow
"This is how we defend our democracy! [...] You are powerful. Your voice is powerful. Dissent is powerful."
What terrific energy at today's rally! A big thank you to all of you for coming out to #StopTheBans! We'll update this thread with additional photos and videos later today.
In case you missed it: Yesterday, thousands of us rallied in Portland to #StopTheBans and defend abortion access for all. Check out the tweets below for some of our footage of yesterday's rally. #pdxevents #orleg #orpol @prochoiceoregon @FwdTogether @PPAdvocatesOR @ACLU_OR
An Do with @prochoiceoregon was our emcee and brought passionate and contagious energy to the rally. Here's one of the many great chants An led: "My Body, My Choice" #MyBodyMyChoice #StopTheBans #Portland
Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum: "State after state and law after law, all targeting a woman's right to a safe and legal abortion. It's infuriating, it's unconstitutional, and we're not going to stand for it, are we?" @ORDOJ #orpol #StopTheBans #Portland #orleg #pdxevents
Emerge Oregon Executive Director Jillian Schoene: "Bans on abortion would have meant more pain for my baby girl [and] would have prevented me from making the best choice I could as a mother." @Jillian_Schoene @EmergeOregon #StopTheBans #Portland #orpol #pdxevents
NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon Executive Director @Grayson_Dempsey: "I'm also one of the seven in ten Americans who believe that abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible. We are the majority, and yet we are seeing bans from coast to coast." @prochoiceoregon #StopTheBans #Portland
Kalpana Krishnamurthy with @FwdTogether: "Here's the deal: I'm forty-two and I've already spent half of my life fighting for abortion access." @kalpana_pdx #StopTheBans #Portland #orpol #orleg #pdxevents
Kalpana Krishnamurthy with @FwdTogether: "We believe that every person should have the right to decide when and whether they become a parent." @kalpana_pdx #StopTheBans #Portland #orpol #orleg #pdxevents
Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon Executive Director @EmilyMcLain: "If these politicians wanted to help, maybe they should work on some real problems. Maybe they should consider helping us implement sex education laws [and] affordable healthcare" @PPAdvocatesOR #StopTheBans
Abortion rights are under attack — what do we do?

Stand up! Fight back!

#StopTheBans #Portland #orpol #orleg #pdxevents @EmilyMcLain @PPAdvocatesOR
Our Executive Director, Eric K. Ward: "Nearly fifty years after Roe v. Wade, anti-abortion extremists are gaining traction [and] we gather today to send them a message: Not fucking today, not fucking ever!"

@BulldogShadow #StopTheBans #Portland #orpol #orleg #pdxevents
"The highest court in the country appears ready to reverse course [on Roe v. Wade]. But guess what? We are also ready; to fight for our rights, for our bodily autonomy, for gender equity, & to ensure all people have access to safe and legal abortions." @BulldogShadow #StopTheBans
"We're here in this moment because we're building a movement with a vision [of] a world where all people in all communities thrive [and can] make decisions for ourselves and our families, without fear of discrimination, violence, or shame." @BulldogShadow #StopTheBans #Portland
"Authoritarian & anti-democratic movements today, much like those of the not-so-distant past, seek to control our bodies, sexuality, & the family determination of women, LGBTQ communities, & people of color, particularly Black and Native American." @BulldogShadow #StopTheBans
Yvonne Garcia with @ACLU_OR: "This is how we protect our democracy!" #StopTheBans #Portland #pdxevents #orpol #orleg
An Do with @prochoiceoregon reports 5,000 people are in attendance and welcomes @multco commissioners @LoriStegmann, @SusheelaJayapal, @JVP_MultCoD3, and @SMeieran to the rally. #StopTheBans #Portland #pdxevents #orpol
What is abortion? Health care!

What is health care? A human right!

#StopTheBans #Portland #pdxevents @prochoiceoregon
An Do with @prochoiceoregon ends the show on a strong note: "Go vote!" #StopTheBans #Portland #pdxevents #orpol #orleg
Bonus: Great tunes from the brass band + nearby rallygoers celebrate a birthday! #Portland #pdxevents #orpol #orleg
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