Media Advisory: Stop Endangering Women’s Lives Rally on 9/10/19

Gailya Paliga, NC National Organization for Women,
Karen Ziegler, Tuesdays With Tillis,


Women’s organizations join forces to protest Trump Administration policies that endanger women’s lives

September 9, 2019

Raleigh, NC – On Tuesday, September 10, advocates from NC National Organization of Women, NARAL Pro-Choice NC, Action NC, Tuesdays with Tillis, and others will rally outside of Senator Thom Tillis’s Raleigh office to demand an end to policies which restrict women’s access to reproductive and other health care.

“Threats range from various bills banning abortions, to giving away taxpayer money to religious anti-abortion clinics, to cutting off a trusted and proven provider of real medical care to the women most impacted by attacks on reproductive health access. The impacts on women will be devastating,” said President of NC NOW, Gailya Paliga.

The rally comes as a response to the Trump Administration’s domestic “gag rule” which forced Planned Parenthood out of the Title X national program for birth control. This change essentially removes access to health care, especially birth control, for many low-income and rural women.

The Trump Administration is openly hostile to women’s rights, and Senator Tillis has done nothing to take a stand against either the misogyny or racism of the president’s policies and rhetoric.

WHAT: Rally demanding an end to attacks on women’s reproductive access
WHEN: Tuesday, September 10th, 11:30am-12:30pm
WHERE: Terry Sanford Federal Building, 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh, NC
WHO: Speakers include:
Gailya Paliga, President, NC NOW (National Organization for Women)
Tara Romano, Executive Director, NARAL Pro-Choice North Carolina
Dani Hoffpauir, Triangle Field Organizer, Planned Parenthood South Atlantic
Gloria De Los Santos, Durham Director, Action NC
Felicia Willems, Senior Campaign Director for Health Care, MomsRising NC

Something else to recognize is that nearly one in four women will have had at least one abortion by menopause and 61 percent of women who have abortions are already mothers. Those two facts cut right through many assumptions.

There have been more than 475 state abortion restrictions that have passed since 2011. Many of these bills masquerade as efforts to protect women’s health, but they have the opposite effect.  Meanwhile, 71% of voters oppose overturning Roe v. Wade, and support for the Equal Rights Amendment according to one poll is 94%.  

Join us on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 11:30am, to find out why Planned Parenthood had to pull out of the Title X program and what that means, and how this adds to the enormity of attacks on women via women’s reproductive health care access.



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