Celebrities Rally Behind Women’s March for Reproductive Rights: ‘We Won’t Go Backwards’

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Celebrities took to the streets of Los Angeles — and to social media — to support the March for Reproductive Rights on Saturday. The Women's March coordinated more than 500 gatherings nationwide to voice support for reproductive rights and speak out against Texas’ recent law banning abortions after six weeks of pregnancy ⁠— before most women discover that they have conceived ⁠— with no exceptions for incest or rape.
Smith drew nationwide attention in June when she changed her valedictorian speech to give an impassioned plea against Texas’ restrictive legislation. “I cannot give up this platform to promote complacency and peace, when there is a war on my body and a war on my rights,” Smith said in her speech. University of Texas at Austin freshman and Dallas resident Paxton Smith also joined the march in L.A.
We will not allow it.” "Enough is enough. It’s time to kick this whole movement into another gear," Rosanna Arquette said in a statement. To have come this far and to go backwards in 2021 is insanity. "We deserve sovereignty over our own bodies.


president Ken Lambrecht and Planned Parenthood's Sue Dunlap. The stars joined notables such as women's rights attorney Gloria Allred, Planned Parenthood L.A. Among the participants at the L.A. march were Alyssa Milano, Debbie Allen, Patricia and Rosanna Arquette, Christine Lahti and Raven-Symoné.
Milano also voiced her support of the march on Twitter, writing: “Today I march for women. But men — I’ve got some words for you too so get ready."
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"There is no more time for complacency, there is no more time to wait and see what happens next, because the very thing we are afraid of is happening right now. “The time for silence on the issue has come and gone," Smith said. And the unbearable truth is that could soon be the reality for far more than just Texans.” The college freshman recently spoke at Variety’s Power of Women event, in which she continued to encourage others to fight the new legislation.

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