Local reproductive rights advocates will hold a rally in front of the Humboldt County Courthouse on Saturday in conjunction with similar events being held across the country spurred by recent restrictions to abortion access in Texas. The event is being promoted by the National Women’s March organization.

Full details in a press release from rally organizers below:

Please join us for the Eureka Rally for Reproductive Rights and Abortion Justice, a National Women’s March event, in front of the Eureka Courthouse this Saturday, Oct 2, at 2 p.m. to defend and protect reproductive rights.

This is in response to Texas’s unconstitutional six-week abortion ban, which renders Roe v. Wade effectively meaningless in Texas. This “sue thy neighbor” law means people who help or intend to help someone get an abortion after six weeks in Texas could be sued by a neighbor, distant relative, abusive partner, or even a stranger from out of state. It empowers vigilante bounty hunters and incentivizes them to surveil and harass people. This sets a dangerous legal precedent. If the courts let this bill stand, we can expect to see similar bills introduced in states across the country. We must fight city by city, state by state, to ensure that people can still access the health care they need. We cannot allow the reality of Texas to become the reality of this country.

On October 2, Eureka will be joining towns and cities across the nation and in all 50 states. Bring a sign, wear your best pro-choice attire, and stand up for reproductive rights and abortion justice! Planned Parenthood will be tabling! Planned Parenthood provides essential health care for all people such as birth control, STD testing and treatment, cancer screening, and abortion.

Masks are required at this event. CDC recommended protocols will be maintained for everyone’s safety.

For more information, see the Women’s March website or Facebook event page.