Glenview Women's March planned for Oct. 2
A Glenview Women's March will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, at Jackman Park, 1011 Lehigh Ave., in downtown Glenview. The Glenview March is part of a nationwide movement to mobilize and defend women's reproductive rights after the passage of the Texas Heartbeat Act.
The "fetal heartbeat" bill became a law in Texas in May and is the most dramatic restriction on abortion rights in the United Station since the high court's landmark Roe v. Wade decision legalized abortions across the country in 1973. The Texas law will prohibit abortions in Texas in as early as 6 weeks and does not exempt rape or incest.
Cathy Wilson, one of the event organizers, said, "The Texas law is an assault on women's constitutional rights. And the fact that the law turns citizens into 'bounty hunters,' offering them cash incentives for a successful civil prosecution of another individual's medical procedures, is truly unbelievable."
Jessica Judge Schott, another organizer, added, "Sisterhood is global, and what happens to one of us happens to all. The right to our bodies should be a given, not something to regulate or debate. We cannot be free if we do not have the right to our own bodies."
The Glenview March will feature a 10 a.m. rally with speakers at Jackman Park. The organizers have planned the event so it will not interfere with Blocktoberfest which starts at 11 a.m. in downtown Glenview. Attendees are reminded that Glenview Road will be blocked off between Waukegan and Lehigh the morning of Oct. 2.
Attendees are encouraged to register at womensmarch.com.