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    #StopTheBans Rally

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    As you’ve surely been reading about (and fuming over), our country is facing an unprecedented attack on reproductive rights.

    Alabama just passed a total abortion ban into law. And Georgia, Ohio, and 14 other states—including 9 Super States—have recently passed laws that jeopardize one's right to choose. These bans put people’s health at serious risk, and many were written with the specific goal of appealing to the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.

    Join us and thousands of other people on Tuesday protesting to #StoptheBans (in Santa Rosa, Napa, Lake County, Berkeley and San Francisco)!!



    This fight can't wait. 57% of Americans already live in states that are hostile to abortion rights, even before these bans take effect. Also, consider making a donation to support 3 organizations working in these embattled states:


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    The final battle to save abortion rights is on.

    Less than two weeks ago, Georgia joined Kentucky, Mississippi, Ohio, Iowa, Louisiana, Utah, and North Dakota in banning abortion at six weeks or earlier, before most women know they are pregnant.1

    Then last week, Alabama banned all abortion from the moment of conception—with no exceptions, even for child rape victims, punishable with 99 years in prison.2

    And on Friday, the Missouri legislature voted to ban abortion at just eight weeks, with one Republican claiming that most sexual assaults are "consensual rapes."3 Meanwhile, abortion bans have been introduced in at least 28 states, and the Senate is holding hearings on a nationwide, 20-week ban.4,5

    This is not a drill. There are no more backstops or second chances. Abortion WILL be banned if the right-wing has its way—which is why it's imperative we fight back NOW.

    MoveOn is teaming up with abortion rights advocates to organize a rapid-response, 50-state protest tomorrow at state capitols and other gathering places across the country. Will you chip in to help pull off these actions and save Roe v. Wade?

    Click here to rush an emergency contribution of $3, or whatever you can afford, to help us support these events and run a fierce campaign defending abortion rights.

    The minute Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed for the Supreme Court, anti-choice politicians jumped into action, introducing a wave of abortion bans more radical than anything we've ever seen before.

    Under the Alabama ban, doctors face 99 years in jail for even attempting to provide an abortion. That's more jail time than a rapist would receive in cases where the pregnancy was the result of rape.6

    In Georgia, women could be criminally charged for miscarriages and jailed even if they travel to another state to access a legal abortion.7

    Texas even has a bill that would make abortion punishable with the death penalty.8

    Their explicit goal is to take these laws to the Supreme Court and get Roe v. Wade overturned.9 And if you think you're safe because you live in a blue state, think again. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham has already started holding hearings on his nationwide, 20-week abortion ban.

    Donald Trump and the radical right won't stop until all abortion is banned—or until they pay such a political price they don't dare continue. That's why we must get out in the streets now to put anti-choice politicians on notice that they will NOT get away with this.

    Click here to rush $3, or whatever you can afford, to help pull off Tuesday's 50-state, nationwide "Stop the Bans" rallies for abortion rights.

    Remember when Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch testified about how much they respect "precedent"? They lied through their teeth, just like Trump does every day.

    Just this week, the Republican majority threw out a 40-year precedent on states' rights. Last year, they threw out a 42-year-old precedent, gutting the power of public workers' unions.10

    Kavanaugh and Gorsuch wanted us to believe that they would never consider overruling decisions that have been on the books as long as Roe v. Wade or Casey v. Planned Parenthood, the 1992 decision that reaffirmed and scaled back the protections of Roe.

    Senators like Susan Collins were fools to ever believe these empty promises, and now our backs are against the wall, with abortion rights hanging by a thread.

    This Tuesday's actions are just the beginning of this final, last-ditch fight to save abortion rights. We will continue protesting, keep fighting bans in state legislatures and in Congress, oppose any further right-wing judicial nominations—and, most importantly, do everything humanly possible to put this issue front and center in the 2020 presidential election. Will you chip in $3?

    Yes, I'll chip in to help save abortion rights.
    Thanks for all you do.
    –Emma, Ilya, Emily, Michael, and the rest of the team
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