#StopTheBans Protest – 5.21.19

Yesterday I went to the Planned Parenthood #StopTheBans protest at Foley Square. I wasn’t shooting it for anyone, I was just there to show my support for the right of women to make their own choices about their own bodies. I believe that healthcare should be a right and that includes all manor of reproductive care including abortion. That being said, I am not going to sit here and lecture you about a women’s health issue, I will just say that as someone whose livelihood depends on women I think it’s important to stand up (behind them) for their rights.

When I go to protests I usually bring my camera because I don’t know how to not take photos of things, but I was mostly listening to the speakers and not taking photos. I took a few when I got there and a few on my way out but mostly I was just there to listen. Of all the speakers, Gloria Allred was the most impactful to me. She had me in tears talking about her assault which led to an illegal abortion that she almost died from. Other speakers included the head of Planned Parenthood NYC, Comptroller Scott Stringer, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Mayor Bill De Blasio, his wife Chirlane McCray and many others. 

As I said, I didn’t shoot a ton of photos and I had to leave a little bit early, but I am glad I went. If you want to help stop these insane abortion bans please consider donating to the ACLU who will be fighting them in court, NARAL via my Facebook birthday fundraiser thing, and of course Planned Parenthood

Now click here to see all the photos from Planned Parenthood’s #StopTheBans protest at Foley Square.


Bill De Blasio



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