LANSING, Mich., Oct. 1, 2021 — State Rep. Sarah Anthony (D-Lansing) will be speaking at the upcoming MI Body MI Choice rally in Lansing. The rally is one of a series of events taking place around the country sponsored by Planned Parenthood to protest Texas’s restrictive six-week abortion ban. Anthony issued the following statement in anticipation of the event:
“I’m proud to be featured as a speaker at the upcoming MI Body MI Choice Rally in Lansing. We all need to stand up for all Americans’ access to health care. Texas’s anti-abortion law is chilling: it strips Americans of their own bodily autonomy and threatens public health, as people go underground to seek out unsafe procedures. It also sets a dangerous precedent for Michigan, which has a pre-Roe ban on the books that could go back into effect if Roe is repealed.
“Let’s never forget: these laws are about a small minority controlling the bodies of others. We cease to live in a free society if we don’t have the right to control our own bodies. Every person should be able to make their own decisions about their health care, not politicians. We cannot stand by while this happens in Texas, and I’ll continue to fight to make sure it never happens in Michigan.”