Archive for Friday, April 27, 2012

Kansas groups plan ‘We Are Women’ rally at Capitol

April 27, 2012


— Organizers are hoping for a turnout of at least several hundred people Saturday for what they're calling a rally for women's rights in Topeka.

The "We are Women" event will begin at the Statehouse. From there, participants will march to the Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.

Similar rallies are taking place around the country Saturday. Sponsors in Kansas include Planned Parenthood, the state chapter of the National Organization for Women and the American Civil Liberties Union.

The rally comes as Kansas legislators consider a bill giving greater legal protection to health care providers who refuse to participate in abortions or dispensing abortion-inducing drugs. Critics believe the legislation would limit access to birth control.


situveux1 6 years, 1 month ago

We are Women huh? So glad they clarified that, in today's fast-paced life it's not always clear.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

Keep thinkin' that way, Smirky. There's this saying, "If you aren't part of the solution, you're part of the problem." Want to make fun of it? Then get out of the way of people who actually care and want to do something, because you sure as heck aren't leading or following.

Cait McKnelly 6 years, 1 month ago

.The march will actually go FROM Brown V, BOE TO the capitol, not the other way around, and will start at 11:00 AM. Rally will begin at the capitol at 11:30AM with the following speakers: Rally Speakers Kari Ann Rinker, Coordinator of Kansas NOW, Welcome & Introductions. The following persons to give 5-minutes speeches on their topics. 1. Rep. Ann Mah – Voting rights & participation. 2. Rep. Finney – African-American perspective on the Kansas legislature’s War on Women. 3. Margarite Reed – Importance of abortion access. 4. Charlie Jenney – A father’s perspective on War on Women. 5. Stephanie Mott – LGBTQ perspective on War on Women.
6. Michelle Cuevas-Stubblefield – Latino perspective on War on Women. 7. Women of Miami County, Heidi Shulista and Callie Benton – Contraception access. 8. Vickie Stangl – Separation of church and state. Kari Ann Rinker will give legislative update and action items and close rally.

Women are coming from all over the state for this. More importantly, Unite Against the War on Women.has coordinated marches and rallies in every state capitol in the US. This march will be historic.

The sleeping giant known as "Women" has been awoken. And man, is she b****y about it.

kansanjayhawk 6 years, 1 month ago

Killing and dismembering the unborn and forcing Christian doctors to violate their consciences by participating in abortion is not about women's equality it is about a violation of our first amendment right to religious freedom. Killing unborn children is against women and destructive to all of society!

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