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Bay Area Revs Up to Rally for Abortion Rights, Here’s Where Friday‘s Protests Are Planned


Bay Area Revs Up to Rally for Abortion Rights, Here’s Where Friday‘s Protests Are Planned

Pride Weekend just became protest weekend after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, and we’ve collected all of Friday’s planned Bay Area actions and protests scheduled to go down as their announcements come in.  

After Roe v. Wade was officially overturned early Friday morning, you quickly got a sense that the Trump-packed Supreme Court isn’t going to stop there; they will go after same-sex marriage, they will go after contraception, they will go after any interracial marriage that is not Clarence and Ginni Thomas. As seen below, they’re already out protesting in Washington, D.C., and the protests start here in the Bay Area late Friday afternoon. (SFist already observed helicopters in the SF skies shortly after 2 p.m.)    

We’re listing Friday’s San Francisco and Oakland reproductive rights rallies by date and time below. Many have links, and some ask you to register, which we don’t recommend doing if you don’t know the organizations. SFGate and the Oaklandside have provided protest roundups in San Francisco and the East Bay, and there are a few more in other Bay Area communities we’ve thrown in too.

Roe. v Wade Overturned: Protest to Protect the Right to Choose (4 p.m., Ferry Building)

This Ferry Building rally looks to be a pre-rally that’s planning to march and join the others. Per their Facebook event description:” We will walk from the Embarcadero to City Hall at 4:15pm to join Planned Parenthood California and Women’s March SF at 5pm.”

Rally for Abortion Justice (5 p.m., City Hall)

The official Planned Parenthood of Northern California rally is at 5 p.m. Friday afternoon at City Hall, there is not a speaker list announced yet.

Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade! (5 p.m., Phillip Burton Federal Building)

Not sure whether this rally at the Phillip Burton Federal Building at 450 Golden Gate Avenue is organized by IndyBay or just being promoted by them, but their IndyBay writeup notes that “A march, with civil disobedience, will follow.”

Emergency Response in Defense of Abortion Rights (5 p.m., Powell and Market streets)

We don’t see an official organizer listed for this Powell and Market Street rally, and it’s unclear whether it’s a march or meetup.

Decision Day Action in Oakland: We Won’t Go Back (5 p.m. Frank Ogawa Plaza)

The big Oakland rally Decision Day Action in Oakland is at Frank Ogawa Plaza, which if you’re not familiar, is outside Oakland City Hall and two blocks up from the 12th Street BART station.

Bay Area Revs Up to Rally for Abortion Rights, Here’s Where Friday‘s Protests Are Plannedvia Planned Parenthood of Northern California

There are also Friday rallies planned in Napa and San Leandro (4 p.m.) and in El Cerrito and San Rafael (5 p.m.)

Additionally, KQED has an excellent roundup covering COVID safety and knowing your legal rights when attending protests during this particular era.

Related: Clarence Thomas Openly Admits He’s Dying For the Supreme Court to Overturn Gay Marriage Decision [SFist]

Image: WASHINGTON, DC – JUNE 24: Abortion rights demonstrator Elizabeth White leads a chant in response to the Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health Organization ruling in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on June 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. The Court’s decision in Dobbs v Jackson Women’s Health overturns the landmark 50-year-old Roe v Wade case and erases a federal right to an abortion. (Photo by Brandon Bell/Getty Images)

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