Traverse City Women’s March Joins Thousands of Rallies Across the U.S.
Women’s marches were held across America on Saturday to protest Texas’s latest abortion law.
Over a hundred people took part in the Traverse City Women’s March.
“We knew it was going to be big, but we had no idea it was going to be that big,” said Monica Evans, co-founder of Women’s March Traverse City.
People stretched up and down Grandview Parkway with posters and signs to make their voices heard.
“I just don’t think anyone should tell any other person what to do or not to do with their own body,” says Fife Lake Sue Nyce.
“I think it’s very important that we have women’s rights and we need to let the world know about it,” said Traverse City’s Patty Martin.
These rallies come a few weeks after Texas lawmakers voted to ban abortion once a fetal heartbeat is detected.
“All over the state, across the country, people line the streets just to make it clear that we are not going back 50 years,” said Evans.
Martin brought her grandchildren to the Saturday march.
“I want them to know that we can share our feelings, our beliefs and a wonderful, peaceful protest,” she said.
“I hope people go home and they’re excited and realizing what a fight we have ahead of us,” said Evans.