March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

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By edhat staff

Activists filled De La Guerra Plaza in Santa Barbara on Saturday for a march for reproductive rights.

At noon the Planned Parenthood Central Coast Action Fund and Women's March Santa Barbara hosted the event as part of a national "Rally for Abortion Justice" movement. 

More than 600 related rallies and marches took place across the country in response to the most restrictive anti-abortion bill that went into effect in Texas last month, which banned abortions after six weeks -- before many women know they have conceived -- with no exceptions for rape or incest.

"We don't say this lightly: we're at grave risk of losing our reproductive freedoms," The Women's March account tweeted. "All of us need to fight back. That's why on October 2, we're marching in every state."

The U.S. Supreme Court denied a request to block the Texas bill, and activists fear it will empower other states to follow suit.

Sen. Monique Limón,  Assemblymember Steve Bennett, former Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, County Supervisor Das Williams, and Santa Barbara City Councilmember Kristen Sneddon were just a few of the local elected representatives in attendance. 

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biguglystick Oct 05, 2021 09:46 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Thank you, to all the people who marched. I cannot believe we STILL have to protest this B.S. Women should have body autonomy and access to safe legal abortions across America. PERIOD. NO questions asked.

a-1633418024 Oct 05, 2021 12:13 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Hard to believe groups continue to choose de la Guerra Plaza for their rallies. I can actually remember the time when that plaza was in decent condition with fresh flags flying and with green grass on which to stand. It appears the current mayor and council have no shame whatsoever. And way too many of our citizens are unaware of the nightmarish project those city officials have planned to ruin that special spot.

CoastWatch Oct 04, 2021 03:53 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

I LOVE all these self righteous Edhaters - The same old broken records of liberalism and living on the dole at the Homeless shelter, using their computer access. What are they serving tonight on the food trays ZEROsparrow?

a-1633479433 Oct 05, 2021 05:17 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

What’s with the cons’ weird obsession with crowd sizes? I mean I get that the former president had a narcissistic personality disorder but come on. It’s getting a bit sad and ridiculous. Elder got obliterated, who cares what his crowd size was?

Byzantium Oct 04, 2021 09:04 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Activists in similar numbers filled the Courthouse Sunken Gardens a few weeks ago to support Larry Elder for Governor, but never got the same positive new coverage as this event. Why do you think that is the case?

dukemunson Oct 05, 2021 05:34 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Zero - It seemed fairly straight forward that byz’s original point was that Elder didn’t get the “positive” news coverage that this event got. Obviously the merits of that are a different topic, of which I’d disagree with byz on. But the person calling for them to be banned was calling it for it because of misinformation as the elder rally had been posted on Edhat before… but that is obviously a different thing than being “positively” covered…. Which obviously the elder rally wasn’t. Thus my note about someone misreading and calling for a ban.

sacjon Oct 05, 2021 10:06 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

COASTWATCH - not all locals, stop with the BS. We went to dinner at La Cumbre plaza that night and saw whole groups of trucks with "Nor Cal" stickers and some with OC plate frames (or at least they bought their trucks there), draped with flags, even a couple confederate ones. Classy bunch came into town for that one.

sacjon Oct 05, 2021 10:03 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

BYZ - stop with the whining and lying. The Elder rally was ALL OVER local news. As for it being "positive" or not, why would it be? He's against women's rights, not for them. If you want "positive" news about someone like Elder, you're in the wrong town and reading the wrong news sites. Most educated adults are FOR women's rights. That this bothers you is really quite telling. Disgusting really.

a-1633388173 Oct 04, 2021 03:56 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Come on, folks. Elder was *the perfect* candidate in the recall, distilling and amplifying all that was bad about the Reublicons, and letting the voting public make it clear that we've had enough of their idiocy. Let's hope he continues to run for office.

ZeroHawk Oct 04, 2021 03:12 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Coast, your numbers are just what we expect from a supporter of Trump and Eldar too. Inflated and unreal. I was there too! Guess what!? Most of those people, were not from the 805 region. Yes they came from out of the county. Why do i know this to be true? I have several friends that work for SPBD, in fact several branches of law enforcement. I have read several of your posts related to that event and just laugh to myself knowing the truth. I guess you folks don't like facts, truth, science, etc...right? Don't bother slamming me or getting all agro, because i won't be back to check. See, i don't care. Your little dream of 1000s from SB wanted Eldar as our Governor is just insanely dumb. Oh yeah, howd that work out for you? It didn't...did it?

ZeroHawk Oct 04, 2021 03:06 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

Byzantium- are you trying to be funny or just mad that your trumper Elder rally fell flat? Frankly comparing women's reproductive rights to some idiot supported by trump supporters is beyond apples and oranges. I won't even comment any further on your post.

CoastWatch Oct 04, 2021 01:44 PM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

@Generalsapling- I along with at least 50 LOCALS that I KNEW were at the Elder Event at the Sunken Gardens- You must not have noticed that they were ALL from the SB area. Yeah, there were some from Santa Ynez I knew too... NO ONE was "bussed in" as you popped off. The only people "bussed" were those in the Elder Campaign Bus... Those 1000 or so at the Elder event WERE LOCALS.... There were maybe 50 old hippie-Edhat readers there as well and they ended up leaving in disgust...! :)

GeneralTree Oct 04, 2021 11:08 AM
March for Reproductive Rights Takes Over De La Guerra Plaza

The Elder supporters were bussed in from L.A. - and they harassed and threatened the locals who were silently protesting. Some of the Elder supporters carried hateful and devisive "support" signs. Maybe that's why?

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