August 3rd, 2013

Eve Ensler’s Message of Support for the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride and Throngs Rising in Texas

image “The near-daily laws restricting women’s right to abortion, the chorus of Republicans belittling rape and shaming women, and the whole future they are aggressively fighting for are terrifying and an attempt to push us back to the dark ages. It is a state of emergency. Forced motherhood is a form of violence.

“But we must not be paralyzed by fear or sleepwalk in denial. WE MUST RISE.

 “I am proud of throngs rising in Texas. I am proud of the women and men who will be traveling from both coasts and down the middle of the country in this summer’s Abortion Rights Freedom Ride. I urge all to follow their daring and rise with them to reclaim our lives, our bodies, our own reproductive decisions, and our futures. There is no time to waste.”

-Eve Ensler 

Eve Ensler is a Tony Award winning playwright, performer, and activist, She is the author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into over 48 languages and performed in over 140 countries. Eve’s activist work includes the 1 Billion Rising movement and her latest book is In the Body of the World, A Memoir.

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