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Thousands attend Bans off our Bodies throughout Colorado

Thousands attend Bans off our Bodies throughout Colorado


Yesterday was the Bans off our Bodies Rally organized by Planned Parenthood around the country to protest the possible Supreme Court decision to roll back bodily autonomy rights for women. Rights long-fought for by generations of women, for the right to be able to choose to carry a pregnancy to term—or not.

Bans off our Bodies-Planned Parenthood

The rallies began after Politico published a leaked opinion written by conservative Justice Samuel Alito calling to roll back 50 years of medical freedom for women.

Supreme Court has voted to overturn abortion rights, draft opinion shows

Coloradoans did not disappoint and came out by the thousands in Denver for a protest and march. While officers attempted to tell us the crowd was about 1,000 people, it is clear from our video, that it is well beyond that estimate, with our speculation somewhere more like between 4,000-6,000 in attendance.

While there were protests in Boulder, Fort Collins, Greeley, Colorado Springs, Durango and more, we were also able to make it to Longmont for their rally at 1 pm following Denver’s march. Longmont saw a healthy crowd of hundreds, along with State Representative Karen McCormick, who was seen greeting the crowd.

Daniel Ellsberg, age 91, most famous for leaking the Pentagon Papers surrounding the Vietnam war, stated in this NPR interview;

“Unauthorized disclosures are the lifeline of a republic,” he told NPR during a phone interview from his home in Northern California.

And anyone who chooses to take on the burden of sharing such information in the public interest, “is doing this republic a very great service and helping it to remain a republic.”

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Shavonne Blades grew up on the West Coast but moved to Colorado in High School. She left for California after school and returned to Colorado in 1990. She got her start in media at the age of 21 in Santa Cruz, California as an advertising sales rep. Having no experience and nothing more than a couple of years as an art college attendee she felt the bug to work in media at a young age. She learned that by helping her customers with design and marketing, their campaigns would be far more successful and has made a 30+ year career in design, copywriting, and marketing for her clients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPy4MMdcfLg. She has always chosen to work in Independent Media and believes deeply in the need for true, authentic Community Journalism. She is proud that YS has never compromised journalism standards in its 20+ history and continues to print YS on paper monthly while also expanding web coverage. She has worked at 3 Alternative Weeklies and founded Yellow Scene Magazine in 2000. You can learn more about Shavonne's adventures in the YS 20th Anniversary issue: https://yellowscene.com/2020/10/08/the-yellow-scenes-red-tornado/

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