June 28, 2022

Bloomington protesters: Democratic reps need to take action to protect abortion access

People gathered downtown at the Monroe County Courthouse Monday. - Holden Abshier/WTIU News

People gathered downtown at the Monroe County Courthouse Monday.

Holden Abshier/WTIU News

Bloomington protestors are calling on government officials to demand abortion as a right.

The crowd met Monday at the county courthouse and marched to Planned Parenthood and a pregnancy crisis center.

The protest was in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling, striking down Roe v. Wade.

Ashley Culbertson is an IU junior and organizer with the party for socialism and liberation out of Indianapolis.

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“We really wanted to bring people all together in one space who really care about this issue and lay out things they can do, help get them the sources that they can give to others.”

Culbertson listed ways people can support local pro-choice efforts.

“Black Lives Matter Bloomington is doing a fund drive right now to raise funds to buy Plan B specifically for women of color in Bloomington because they know that they will be disproportionately affected by this decision.”

She said voters should tell their representatives to protect their rights and to take action before the November election.

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