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Walk for Choice: Our Favorite Rally Signs

Today, Walk for Choice events were held around the country to show support for Planned Parenthood, as a reaction to the House of Representatives voting to cut all federal funding to Planned Parenthood, and as a sign of protest to our politicians and our country that women’s rights and reproductive rights are under attack.

I Stand with Planned Parenthood” has been a common theme in this fight to retain reproductive rights, and at many of the rallies held today, supporters found some creative ways to express how they feel on the subject through their rally signs. Participants in various Walk for Choice events shared their favorite rally signs with us:

(Updated with even more awesome photos!)

From Allison H. in Gainesville:

My Body My Choice; I Stand With Planned Parenthood

If you can't trust me with a choice, how can you trust me with a child?

 

From Claire T. at the D.C. Rally:

Let's hope you can't get pregnant from tea-bagging

Politicians make crappy doctors

Keep your Boehner out of my uterus

Ordinary women use Planned Parenthood for ordinary purposes

 

From elleeldrich, in Austin, TX:

I should not have to be here

We already fought this battle and won

I'm too old for this shit

What decade is this?

If men could get pregnant, this wouldn't be an issue

May the healthcare be with you

From Daisen-in in Boston:

I stand with Planned Parenthood

It's not Boehner's business if I want a boner in my business

 

From Crystal in Gainesville:

Congress: where are the jobs? (Hint: they're not in my uterus)

Republicans

 

From Ginger-gal at the Grand Rapids Walk for Choice:

Batman supports choice

which was inspired by Ginger-gal’s awesome original Pro-choice Batman photo:

Pro-choice Batman

Look at your life; look at your choices

Abstinence & ignorance

How about you, commenters? Did any of you attend a Walk for Choice event today? Let us know about your experience in the comments.

25 replies on “Walk for Choice: Our Favorite Rally Signs”

So awesome, my American sisters. As a Canadian, I’ve been watching this whole thing closely over the last few months. I especially like the sign “We already fought for this and won.” There is a law that protects your right to choose. For someone to speak to the contrary amounts to hate speech towards women and should be viewed in the same way as any other form of bigotry.

I loved the “I’m too old for this shit” woman. Something about that sign really hit home for me; like at 32, I don’t remember a time when my reproductive rights were really under attack before. But she does, and I just hope against hope that my generation and those younger will never really know that feeling. I can only imagine how tired and frustrated women who have already lived through this must feel.

I went to the Boston Walk for Choice today and it was an amazing experience. I spend a lot of time yelling at my computer screen or yelling with my friends about these issues. But to come together with 1000+ people, stand in front of the state house and shout for our rights was a powerful feeling. It made me feel hopeful and it made me feel like we can win this fight.
I expected to encounter anti-choice protesters, but instead, when we walked into the Boston Common, people stopped along the footpaths to cheer us on.
I was also pleasantly surprised by how many men attended the event.
It was a beautiful day.

Hooray! I was in Boston too. The best thing was seeing people applaud and cheer and honk in support – I felt so hopeful, which was a welcome change from feeling absolutely powerless to do anything that would make even one bit of difference. And my boyfriend was one of the men! He had a great time too.

I ended up staying home because I had a big project to work on (there was a rally two hours north of me), but I wore my Planned Parenthood shirt and am living vicariously through all of you and your fantastic signs. I hate that protests like these are necessary, but it’s inspiring to see so many passionate people.

Congrats to those who attended the rallies – they look like they were peaceful & visible, which I think counts as a success. It has been heartening to see the pictures all over tumblr. I’m Canadian, and I took the opportunity to mail a letter to my (super conservative) MP & MPP to remind them that reproductive health is an issue that matters to voters, and that women are watching them.

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