Alyssa Milano speaking at Occupy Lafayette Park rally in 2018 (Victoria Pickering/Flickr).
In the wake of the devastating, but not unexpected, news that several states passed incredibly restrictive, punitive abortion bills that function as bans, women across the country took to social media to express their horror and disbelief. Activists immediately set to work organizing and trying to come up with solutions for those most affected by these new laws — poor and working-class women. Given America’s disastrous combination of the racial wealth gap and an unabashedly racist criminal justice system, Black women undoubtedly will be the most vulnerable, at-risk group in these anti-abortion states.
Amid many positive campaigns to help women in these states, tens of thousands of women joined up with actress and activist Alyssa Milano in a sex strike: “until women have legal control over our own bodies we just cannot risk pregnancy. JOIN ME…
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