Mayor, Alamedans Stand for Women’s Reproductive Rights

City of Alameda

Mayor, Alamedans Stand for Women’s Reproductive Rights

Alamedans, including Mayor Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft, Councilmembers John Knox White and Tony Daysog, and city staff stood united on the steps of City Hall Tuesday, May 3, in solidarity with people across the country in support of women’s rights to essential health care and reproductive freedom, as well as voting rights, civil rights, and LGBTQ rights for all.

“The City of Alameda values dignity, inclusivity, and respect for all, regardless of ethnic or national origin, gender, race, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, or immigration status,” wrote in a statement on the city’s Instagram page.

On May 2, a leaked draft of a U.S. Supreme Court decision suggests the country’s highest court is poised to overturn the constitutional right to abortion, allowing individual states to more heavily regulate or even ban the procedure.

It would signify a landmark decision that would overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion and the subsequent 1992 decision — Planned Parenthood v. Casey — that largely maintained the right. The leaked draft was published by online news publication