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Abortion

By Fa‘aumu Kaimana

Students wrap their arms around one another with mouths open, chanting. In the background a sign that has devil ears on a portrait of Amy Coney Barrett can be seen.

Minneapolis, MN – On Tuesday, October 16, a group of students and community members rallied on the steps of Northrop Hall at University of Minnesota. They were there to protest U.S. Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett at the annual donor-funded Law School public lecture.

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By Maya Garcia

Caption: Protest to expand abortion services in front of  Gov. Walz's mansion in St. Paul.

St. Paul, MN – Over 50 protesters gathered in front of Governor Tim Walz’s interim residence on Wednesday, September 13, at the Eastcliff mansion in Saint Paul to call for expanded abortion access and more money for clinics in the state of Minnesota.

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By Maya Garcia

Minneapolis, Minnesota protest against recent Supreme Court decisions.

Minneapolis, MN – 30 protesters gathered in front of Mayday Books in the West Bank neighborhood on July 8 to oppose the recent U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) decisions that end affirmative action, enable LBGTQ discrimination, and block student loan forgiveness.

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By Mantak Singh

Tacoma, WA – On June 24, over 20 people came to a 7 a.m. protest organized by Progressive Student Union-UW Seattle and Progressive Student Union-UW Tacoma against an anti-abortion conference held at the University of Washington Tacoma.

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By Mike Paradela

Protest in San Jose against attacks on reproductive rights.

San Jose, CA – On April 9, 15 protesters gathered in front of San Jose City Hall to denounce the Republican-led efforts to restrict the distribution and use of mifepristone, an abortion pill.

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By staff

Grand Rapids, Michigan – People across Michigan are celebrating a victory with the passing of Proposal 3 which restores abortion rights in Michigan. Proposal 3 passed with 56.7% voting yes and 43.3% voting no.

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By staff

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Milwaukee, WI – The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors passed a “Resolution on Abortion Access” on September 22. The resolution passed overwhelmingly with 12 yes votes and two no votes. The resolution was originally drafted by County Board Supervisors Liz Sumner and Shawn Rolland. Additionally, the grassroots organization Reproductive Justice Action – Milwaukee (RJA-M) demanded an amendment be added so lawmakers at the state capitol in Madison receive a clear message from Milwaukee County.

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By Patricia Fish

Students and community members participate in a march throughout the UWM campus.

Milwaukee, WI – Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) at UW-Milwaukee rallied on September 15 to make Milwaukee an abortion sanctuary. The demonstration was in response to the national SDS day of action call. Approximately 40 students and community members met in UWM’s Spaights Plaza at 4 p.m.

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By staff

SDS leads protest in defense of reproductive rights

Tallahassee, FL – On September 7, Florida State University Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) held a march in defense of women’s and reproductive rights, following the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade. More than 40 students attended the march from the Legacy Fountain to the Integration Statue, accompanied by chants like “We won’t go back! We will fight back!”

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By staff

Chicago students fight for reproductive rights.

Chicago, IL – On September 7, 30 students marched at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) to demand the administration open a reproductive health clinic on campus that is free for students and the community.

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