Monday, January 12, 2015
Know the legally protected reproductive rights for women: Stand for Women's Lives protest at Festival Plaza, Shreveport, Sat, Jan 17, 10 am to noon
"We strongly believe that women should not be forced to contend with elected officials and private interest groups who seek to take away our basic human rights to our own bodies," says Debbie Lynn Hollis of the Shreveport-Bossier chapter of the National Organization of Women.
Hollis says a peaceful protest - and public education event - will take place Sat, Jan 17, from 10 am to noon at Festival Plaza in Shreveport.
"The primary goal for this event - Stand for Women's Lives - is to educate the public about the legally-protected reproductive rights available to all women," adds Hollis.
It should be noted that the NOW protest will take place in the center of the Louisiana Life March North. It is a Right To Life march from Louisiana Boardwalk across the Texas Street bridge to end in a gathering in Festival Plaza. It will feature nationally-known speakers and prayer. The Right To Life gathering aims at shutting down the legal abortion clinics in Shreveport and Bossier.