When the leaked Supreme Court draft decision alerted us that the extreme right-wing members of the Court are about to gut our Constitutional right to abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, the reaction from women around the country was immediate.
The next day, on Tuesday, May 3rd, I joined my fellow members of East End Action Network (EEAN) at a protest in front of the courthouse in Riverhead. We hadn’t been together for a rally in a very long time.
EEAN was a co-sponsor of the protest. Our founder, Rebecca Dolber, seen in the photo holding her two children, is quoted in a local newspaper, The East Hampton Star, about the importance of standing up for reproductive rights. “ ‘We’re going to keep showing up and giving people other opportunities to show up,’ Ms. Dolber said. Speaking out is ‘important right now if you believe in a woman’s right to choose, families’ right to choose, if you believe in personal autonomy. Even if you’re not a political person, we need you right now.’ “ … [more]