Ireland will lead NOW's demonstration in front of the High Court just one week after the justices agreed to review an abortion procedure ban enacted in Nebraska. The vigil is being organized by Capital City NOW -- a local chapter in Washington, DC. Abortion rights supporters -- including members of NOW's National Board -- will gather at 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 22.
"We are one justice away from the overturn of the already eroded Roe decision. We no longer can count on the Court to undo Congress's dirty deeds," Ireland said, referring to recent attempts by the House and Senate to restrict access to reproductive health services.
"As we head into the election season, we must recommit ourselves to supporting the feminist candidates who support women's rights," Ireland said.
WHAT: Candlelight Vigil to Keep Abortion Legal and to Protest Abortion Procedures Bans
WHEN: 5:00 PM on Saturday, January 22, 2000
WHERE: U.S. Supreme Court (First Street & Maryland
In addition to this event, NOW chapters across the country are organizing abortion rights actions. For more information, or to schedule an interview, please contact the media relations office at 202-628-8669, extension 114.