Queens community members, elected officials rally for reproductive rights


People from across the World’s Borough rallied at Queens Borough Hall in solidarity with residents in Texas restricting abortion rights on Saturday, Oct. 2.

The rally was just one out of more than 600 events taking place nationwide, where tens of thousands of people marched in all 50 states against the Texas abortion law, SB8.

SB8 bans abortions once medical professionals detect a heartbeat, which is usually around six weeks into pregnancy, and makes no exceptions for cases of rape or incest.

The rally in Queens, organized by Danielle Brecker and Melissa Bair, focused on calling for expanded abortion access in New York State and demanding legislation from the federal government to protect abortion rights across the nation.