More than 200 people turned out at noon Sunday, Oct. 16, many wearing pink and carrying signs declaring, “Abortion is a healthcare right,” and “Women’s Rights are Human Rights.” They were there to protest the U.S. Supreme Courts roll back in June of the constitutional right to an abortion.
More than a dozen women’s rights organizations sponsored the Pro-Choice Rally, March and Post Rally. It started at noon in Raymond Park, 1489 Hinman Ave., and ended in Mason Park, 1600 Church St. with speeches and songs of protest.
Speakers included Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton, Evanston Mayor Daniel Biss, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Josina Morita, who is also a candidate for the Cook County Board, as well as the event cochairs, Kemone Hendricks and Gretchen Brewster.
Photographers Evan Girard and Zoe Galland took pictures for the RoundTable.
Susy Schultz is the editor of the Evanston Roundtable. She has been a journalist for more than 20 years, and is the former president of Public Narrative, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching journalists and...
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