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Media Advisory: Healthcare, Political Leaders Will Address Abortion Access Crisis - 05/12/22

Healthcare and political leaders will be available at a press conference Saturday, May 14th in Portland to discuss the Bans Off Our Bodies National Day of Action. The press conference will take place at 1:30pm in downtown Portland. Please email kristi.scdoris@ppcw.org to RSVP for the location no later than 9am Friday.

The press conference will be followed by a rally at 2pm at Chapman Square, 210 SW Main St. Similar rallies will take place in communities across the state and nation.

Last week a leaked draft of the majority Supreme Court opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization confirms the court is prepared to overturn Roe v. Wade and eliminate the constitutional right to an abortion. This decision would likely lead 26 states to swiftly move to ban abortion, leaving 36 million people who can get pregnant without access to safe, legal abortion.

The list of speakers, which is subject to change, includes:

  • U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley
  • Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum
  • State Representative Tawna Sanchez of Portland
  • State Representative Andrea Salinas of Lake Oswego
  • State Representative Rachel Prusak of West Linn
  • Abortion providers, patients and movement leaders

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