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Here Are Some Of The Most Chingona Signs Latinas Carried During The Women’s March

Carmen Perez Bob Bland, Tamika Mallory and Linda Sarsour wanted women to get together to speak up for their rights and their efforts led to a worldwide movement that would result in millions of women marching all over the world. Here are some of the most powerful signs women carried during the Women’s March on January 21st.

The movement gained so much momentum that sister marches throughout the nation and around the world popped up.

Every state had at least one sister march and many countries joined in solidarity as well. The internet was flooded with reports and citizen journalists everywhere sent pictures from the marches.

Washington, D.C.

One love ?????????? @womensmarch #womensmarathon #soulsister #Alia

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Anchorage, Alaska

Truth. #womensmarch2017 #alaska #bhavishaisgreat

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Albuquerque, New Mexico


Asbury Park, New Jersey

#womensmarchap

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Augusta, Maine


Austin, Texas

#womansmarchaustin

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Bentonville, Arkansas


Birmingham, Alabama

#womensmarchal

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Bismarck, North Dakota


Boise, Idaho

#boise #womansmarch #womansmarchboise

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Cincinnati, Ohio


Charleston, West Virginia

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Chicago, Illinois

A warm mid January march with fam. #womensmarchchicago #womensmarch #siyasabencomomepongo

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Denver, Colorado

ni putas, ni santas, solo mujeres

A photo posted by Loria Carnefix (@carnefixphotography) on


Des Moines, Iowa

1/21/17 Women's March #3

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Hagåtña, Guam

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Helena, Montana


Honolulu, Hawaii

#womensmarchhonolulu . Boys too.

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Jackson, Mississippi

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Lansing, Michigan

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Las Vegas, Nevada

#womensmarchlasvegas #fighttrumpeveryday #chingonasunidas?????

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Lexington, Kentucky

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Los Angeles, California

Ya tu sabes. #womensmarch #dtla #loteria #NomoreDamaBS #MujerHechaYDerecha #MybasicIllustratorskills

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Madison, Wisconsin


Nashville, Tennessee


New Orleans, Louisiana


New York City, New York

Nina My love #tellit #makinmeproud #wishiwasthere #womensmarchnewyork #womensmarch2017

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Oakland, California

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

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Omaha, Nebraska

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Park City, Utah


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix #womensmarch #womensmarchphoenix

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Portland, Oregon


Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Providence, Rhode Island


San Diego, California

Abuelitas ?✊?

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San Francisco, California

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Seattle, Washington


St. Paul, Minnesota

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Topeka, Kansas

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Vieques, Puerto Rico

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 Mexico City, Mexico


The world showed their love and support.

The world unites in support of Women's March on Washington

"Women's right are human rights" – that's the message the Women's March on Washington wants to send to the Trump administration. Today, people around the world protested in solidarity with the Washington demonstration.

Posted by The Guardian on Saturday, January 21, 2017

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People all over the world marched, rallied and demonstrated in solidarity.

Even Antartica participated.

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READ: Here’s How Three Women, Including A Mexican-American, Came Together To Organize One Of The Biggest Marches Of Our Time

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Just Issued Her First Opinion In Abortion Case And Cast Doubt On Future Of Roe V. Wade

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Justice Amy Coney Barrett Just Issued Her First Opinion In Abortion Case And Cast Doubt On Future Of Roe V. Wade

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It was no secret that if the Republican Party and Donald Trump got their way with the Supreme Court, that women’s health and reproductive rights would be under attack. Well, Trump installed his new justice, Amy Coney Barrett, to the court in November and she’s just issued her first opinion in a case related to access to abortion.

Amy Coney Barrett handed a victory to the White House and Conservatives regarding abortion.

Since taking her seat on the Supreme Court in November, Justice Coney Barretts’ opinions have escaped much scrutiny. However, her latest opinion in an abortion-related case is drawing scrutiny from both the left and the right for clues of how she might rule in the future.

The decision, issued despite objection from the court’s more liberal judges, reinstates a requirement for patients to pick up the drug, mifepristone, in person. Three lower courts had blocked the Food and Drug Administration’s in-person pick-up requirement for mifepristone during the coronavirus pandemic, citing the risks of contracting COVID-19 at a doctor’s office or a hospital.

Julia Kaye, staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union Reproductive Freedom Project, called the court’s decision “chilling” and one that “needlessly” endangers “even more people during this dark pandemic winter.”

In an interview with NPR, she added that people of color, like Black and Latinx patients, are at particular risk for health risks posed by COVID-19. Requiring them to go to a doctor’s office in person to pick up the drug threatens the health and lives of those patients, she said.

It’s the first abortion-related decision since last year’s swearing in of Justice Amy Coney Barrett, whose presence on the high court bench ensured a new conservative majority. Abortion-rights advocates have been fearful of what a conservative majority could do to chip away at legal protections for abortion.

On the surface, this week’s abortion ruling is fairly minor but it has many women worried.

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In its ruling, the Court didn’t release a majority opinion, which means that the case doesn’t explicitly change existing legal doctrine. And the case concerns a policy that the Biden administration could likely reverse after President-elect Joe Biden takes office.

But, when you read between the lines, the case – FDA v. American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists – warns of a dark future for abortion rights and women’s health.

The premise of pro-abortion rights decisions like Roe v. Wade (1973) is that the Constitution provides special protection to the right to an abortion that it doesn’t provide to other elective medical procedures. Yet, as Justice Sonia Sotomayor explains in dissent, American College effectively rules that a commonly used abortion drug may be regulated more harshly than any other legal medication.

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Survey Says Support For Abortion Has Risen In Mexico

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Survey Says Support For Abortion Has Risen In Mexico

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Abortion rights have been long-debated issues for countries across the globe. Always, when it comes to conversations about women’s reproductive rights, is the debate that decisions like these should be decided solely by the people directly affected. You know, the ones with uteruses. Surprisingly, the president of Mexico agrees.

Last Thursday, the president declared that he believed that the decision about whether the country should legalize abortion should be left up to women.

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador stressed last week that the legality of abortion should be up to Mexico’s women to decide.

While López Obrador avoided revealing his actual position on the issue, he did say that a public consultation should be considered in the decision. In Mexico, the issue of abortion remains controversial and is still rejected by many Mexicans.

“It’s a decision for women,” Lopez Obrador explained one day after the Argentine Senate voted to make abortion legal. “It’s just that matters of this nature should not be decided from above.”

Lopez Obrador’s comments came soon after the Argentine vote was made and journalists in a news conference asked him whether he thought Mexico should take similar action.

Mexico, a majority Roman Catholic nation, is changing in its perception of abortion restrictions.

According to Reuters, “At the end of November, support for abortion stood at 48% in a survey, published by the news organizations El Financiero and Nación321 – a steep rise from the 29% recorded in March. The poll, based on telephone interviews with 410 participants, asked if respondents agreed that “the law should permit a woman the right to abortion.”

While abortion is legal in Mexico City and the state of Oaxaca, it remains illegal in most of the country with the exception of special circumstances.

According to Reuters, a “nationwide poll published in September 2019 by newspaper El Financiero showed that a woman’s right to abortion only had majority support in Mexico City and Baja California state.”

Sixty-three percent of people who took part in the survey said that they were against abortion rights while 32% were in favor. Fifteen thousand adults took part in the survey.

Various nations in Latin American ban abortion in totality. El Salvador, has in the past sentenced women to up to 40 years in prison. Until recently, only Cuba and Uruguay have allowed women to recieve elective abortions.

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