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"Because of my access to birth control and abortion, I was able to have my first child last year when my husband and I were financially stable enough, emotionally ready and could be the best parents we could be for him. Family planning is a human right for all birthing bodies and after experiencing childbirth I am an even stronger advocate for everyone’s right to an abortion, on demand for any reason they decide to," writes tonight's host Desiree Joy Frias.
For too long, anti-abortion forces have claimed the label of “pro-life” while passing laws and encouraging actions that cause direct harm to people’s lives and bodies. As the right-wing assault on abortion access in the United States continues to escalate, organizers in New York City are fighting back and standing up for politics that center bodily autonomy, human rights, and reproductive freedom. Hear from New York City for Abortion Rights on the local struggle to protect abortion clinics and ensure access to abortion by any means necessary.
Plus, we visit the New York Taxi Workers Alliance sit-in at City Hall to discuss another life-or-death issue: medallion debt forgiveness. Taxi workers are demanding that New York City provide adequate debt relief for drivers as soon as possible.
Follow NYC4AR on their website abortionrights.nyc or on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/nycforabortionrights/. Visit https://linktr.ee/nycforabortion to sign the petition to stop clinic harassment in Cobble Hill or donate to an abortion fund in Texas. The next Cobble Hill counter-protest will be held on October 9.
The NYC-DSA Debt & Finance Working Group is calling on DSA members and allies to show up in solidarity with New York taxi workers this Friday, September 24. Learn more and RSVP at bit.ly/DSAforNYTWA.