AAUW Murfreesboro Members,
AAUW-Murfreesboro has joined with 90+ other organizations across our state to stand in solidarity with Planned Parenthood and Women’s March in a NATIONWIDE day of ACTION to defend Roe on Saturday, October 2 @ Noon at Murfreesboro’s Civic Plaza.
As a non-partisan organization that defends reproductive rights and supports abortion access, AAUW-Murfreesboro will be hosting a VOTER Registration tent during the day’s events.
We need members to March and to Volunteer. We need 2 volunteers to staff the voter registration booth from 11:00AM-1:30PM. Please contact me if you can help register voters (it’s very easy and necessary) – firstname.lastname@example.org.
To March locally and/or in Nashville, Please RSVP here
AAUW National’s Position
AAUW trusts that every woman has the ability to make her own informed choices regarding her reproductive life within the dictates of her own moral and religious beliefs. Further, AAUW believes that these deeply personal decisions should be made without government interference. AAUW members have made the protection of reproductive rights a policy principle since 1977.
WHY WE ARE MARCHING
Our bodily autonomy and right to safe, legal abortion are in serious danger. As you have no doubt seen in the news, two weeks ago, the Supreme Court turned its back on 50 years of precedent, rendering Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless in Texas. The Supreme Court declined to block the 6-week ban, setting a scary precedent for future court decisions. This law gives anyone in the country, including curbside clinic protestors and abusive partners, the right to sue a Texan who helps someone get an abortion, with an incentive of at least $10,000. Taken alongside the Supreme Court’s decision to hear arguments in the Mississippi 15-week ban case, brought by Jackson Women’s Health Organization, this fall, our movement is facing a grave threat to abortion access and rights in decades with grave implications for communities across the country.
If we don’t act now, Tennessee will be next. The Tennessee legislature passed a “trigger law” that automatically bans abortion as soon as Roe v. Wade is fully or partially overturned.