The Biggest, Most Disruptive Strike for Abortion Rights Is Coming to the US
It's the first-ever national strike for reproductive justice.
by Marie Solis
Aug 2 2019
In May, attacks on abortion rights reached a peak. Over the course of a little more than a week, four states passed laws banning abortion in rapid succession, each seemingly more extreme than the last. In response, pro-choice supporters flooded local abortion funds with donations, reproductive rights groups organized demonstrations across the country, and Planned Parenthood launched a new “bans off my body” campaign. But when socialist organizers Jennifer James and Ximena B. took stock of the efforts to preserve abortion rights, they worried the pro-choice movement would still be trounced by its opponents.
No, it’s not time to march, or donate, or canvass, they thought: It’s time to strike.