- Category: Gainesville Women's Liberation (GWL)
Join us for a Day of Action:
Monday, August 1 from 12:30 – 2:30
200 NE 1st Street Suite 201, Gainesville, FL 32601
Are you tired of the Florida legislature telling you what to do with your body? Are you mad about Florida’s newest abortion restrictions? Governor Rick Scott signed HB 1411 into law in March, and the only reason it hasn’t gone into effect yet is because a Federal Judge granted a preliminary injunction against the bill. But an injunction is not enough! Because HB 1411 may still go into effect, it still risks the lives and freedom of women across the state of Florida.
This injunction came in the wake of the United States Supreme Court striking down a similar abortion restrictions bill in Texas in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt this June. However, the Supreme Court’s ruling was narrow enough to allow room for further creative law making by anti-woman politicians across the country. While Whole Woman’s Health decision is a small victory for women and our right to abortion, it is not enough. It is not repeal. It is reform, which keeps us fighting against restrictions and defending against more attacks. Until we achieve total repeal of all abortion laws, our freedom as women is at stake! We demand repeal of all abortion laws, including HB 1411!
If HB 1411 goes into effect and most abortion clinics across the state, including Planned Parenthood clinics, have to close their doors, the Florida legislature has referred women to a list of “Federally Qualified Health Centers” for our reproductive health and abortion needs. Not a single one of these centers provides abortions. These centers also do not provide many other reproductive services that clinics like Planned Parenthood provide, including cancer screenings, STD testing, birth control options, etc. These centers are insufficient. These centers are #notmyclinic! That is why National Women’s Liberation is calling on YOU to help us show Governor Scott and the Florida legislature why we will not stand for HB 1411 or any other abortion restrictions they try to throw our way.
We demand reproductive freedom! We demand control over our bodies!We demand repeal!
Watch this short video to find out what YOU can to do join the movement: