The Rally For Life, one of the biggest Texan anti-abortion events of the year, is happening the weekend following our celebration of Roe v Wade. They will be marching to the capitol, and we will be there to meet them.
Come on out and protest with us to show these anti-choice, anti-women people what we think of them and their backwards beliefs on reproductive healthcare.
-> Please keep in mind that NOW policy is NON-ENGAGEMENT with anti-choicers. This means that you must do your best to avoid any kind of confrontation, including “friendly” debate or argument, even when being baited by members of the opposing group. NOW does NOT condone harassment of any kind towards any group. Stand tall and talk with your fellow protesters, NOT with anti-abortion proponents looking to trick you into a fight.
-> YOUR PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN. It is almost a guarantee that we will all have multiple photos and videos taken of us by anti-choice attendees. If anonymity is a concern for you, we recommend a disguise of some kind (costumes and humor are absolutely welcome). Otherwise, this protest may not be for you.
Austin NOW will have signs for you to hold, but please feel free to bring your own, handmade or no. For specific details on meeting location & times, shoot us an email via Austin NOW.