A ‘code red moment’ for women’s healthcare advocates
Becki Robinson of Courageous Resistance of the Desert speaks to a gathering outside Palm Springs City Hall Tuesday evening.

A ‘code red moment’ for women’s healthcare advocates

Outside Palm Springs City Hall on Tuesday, roughly three dozen people showed up to rally behind the cause, vowing not to rest until their voices were heard at the highest levels.

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May 3, 2022

Advocates for women’s healthcare have been here so many times before that they know the drills as well as soldiers graduating boot camp. But this time they may be in for the biggest fight in 50 years.

  • Driving the news:  A leaked document shows that in the coming months the United States Supreme Court will overturn a 1973 ruling in Roe vs. Wade that women have a constitutional right to an abortion.

    • Conservatives have been chipping away at Roe ever since. A trio of justices appointed during the Donald Trump administration almost assured it would fall.
         
  • Local action: Women’s advocacy groups Courageous Resistance of the Desert and Democratic Women of the Desert sprung into action as soon as they heard about the pending decision. 

    • Outside Palm Springs City Hall on Tuesday, roughly three dozen people showed up to rally behind the cause, vowing not to rest until their voices were heard at the highest levels, just like they did after Donald Trump took office.

    • “That huge women’s march in 2017 was just an appetizer,” said Becki Robinson of Courageous Resistance. “Get your shoes ready. Get your water ready. Because it’s going to be a long, hot summer.”

What’s at stake: Those in attendance Tuesday said this is a “code red moment.” They worry that conservative males who have managed to rule the country despite being vastly outnumbered will next turn their attention to abolishing other basic human rights, such as birth control and marriage equality.

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