A march to advocate for reproductive justice will begin at the Edwardsville courthouse this Saturday.
Emily Gaither, the organizer of the march, said the march is intended to advocate for reproductive justice in the wake of Texas’s recent abortion bill.
“Women have come further than we’ve ever been before, but they’re trying to set us back again. It’s unacceptable,” Gaither said. “I have three daughters and I don’t want them to grow up in a world where they can’t be themselves and they can’t make their own decisions.”
The march is intended to take place alongside multiple protests across the U.S., all taking place on the same day.
“There are actually a lot of cities that are doing marches on Oct. 2, just all across the nation. It’s to show support for women’s rights that Texas is trying to take away from us,” Gaither said.
The march will start at the Edwardsville Courthouse on Oct. 2 at 2 p.m.