The Houston Girls’s March started at Discovery Inexperienced at 9 a.m. and ended with a rally on the steps of Metropolis Corridor.
Mayor Sylvester Turner addressed the massive crowd of attendees who confirmed up regardless of the rain.
“The numbers will proceed to develop since you simply do not do this within the state of Texas,” mentioned Turner. “There comes a time when Texas says, ‘No extra!'”
Former Texan huge receiver DeAndre Hopkins’ mom Sabrina Greenlee shared her view on the legislative points with crowd.
“I’ve had sufficient,” Greenlee mentioned. “I am executed with folks making choices for me.”
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— Mary Benton (@IAmMaryBenton) October 2, 2021
For the final 5 years, varied girls’s rights organizations have met throughout the USA, together with within the Nation’s Capitol, to take part within the annual march. This yr, demonstrators additionally met in Washington D.C. to march towards the Supreme Courtroom constructing to make sure their issues had been heard on a nationwide and native stage.
This yr’s protests have gained main consideration, with a direct give attention to Texas legal guidelines, after Governor Greg Abbott signed an abortion invoice into impact final month.
The regulation, which bans almost all abortions after six weeks of being pregnant, went into impact after the Supreme Courtroom rejected a request by Texas abortion suppliers to dam the regulation as authorized challenges continued.
The Division of Justice and the state of Texas confronted off in court docket over the regulation on Friday, however the choose didn’t give any particular timeline on when he would make his choice on the DOJ’s request for an emergency injunction.
“When the Supreme Courtroom rejected an emergency request to dam Texas’s abortion ban, they successfully took the subsequent step in direction of overturning Roe v. Wade. Merely put: We’re witnessing probably the most dire risk to abortion entry in our lifetime,” reads a press release on the Women’s March website.
The Girls’s March(es) had been held on a date particularly chosen for its proximity to the beginning of the U.S. Supreme Courtroom’s new time period on Monday.
This yr’s protest follows within the footsteps of Girls’s March protests which have taken place yearly since 2017, when the primary march drew greater than 1,000,000 folks to numerous places throughout the U.S. the day after the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
As girls take to the streets this yr to march, along with battles over reproductive rights, girls have additionally skilled disproportionate job loss throughout the coronavirus pandemic and confronted higher caregiving burdens than male counterparts, information exhibits.
Busy Phillips, who has spoken publicly about having an abortion at age 15, is among the many audio system confirmed for the Washington march.
Katie Kindelan with ABCNews contributed to this report.
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