Rally At The Steps

Rally At The Steps

“Abortion is Medical! Not Political!”, the crowd chanted at the steps of the Supreme Court of the United States. A crowd of close to 4,000 pro-choice activists and advocates filled the block on which the highest court convened to hear arguments in the most important abortion related case in a generation. For four hours, speakers spanning all races, ethnicities, sexual and gender identities, religious beliefs and political leanings spoke loud and proud in support of abolishing medically unnecessary laws that restrict access to abortion.

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#PPKM2SCOTUS Recap, Day 1

#PPKM2SCOTUS Recap, Day 1

We gathered, made signs, and shared stories. It’s been a good day leading up to today’s big hearing. Patient advocate, Jackie Casteel of Columbia, MO, and two patient advocates from the St. Louis area – Sarah Birdsall and Ellen Dempsher, met over lunch and shared their stories of how and why they have come to Washington DC to support Planned Parenthood at the Supreme Court. We then met other supporters at Planned Parenthood’s headquarters, created messages for the rally and listened to other powerful stories of how Planned Parenthood has provided crucial health care for everyone in the room.

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The Road to the Supreme Court

The Road to the Supreme Court

Jackie Casteel, from Columbia, Missouri, will be joining hundreds of other women from across the United States to rally outside the steps of the great Supreme Court in Washington D.C. this week as the nation’s highest legal authority will consider medically unnecessary laws that restrict women’s access to abortion in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.

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