Women

07.09.13

Protests Turn Pink

Abortion-bill demonstrators don the color for “Moral Monday.”

The North Carolina Senate recently adopted a bill that would close all but one abortion clinic in the state—and a crowd in Raleigh reacting by wearing pink. Demonstrators, about 2,000 as estimated by police and 4,000 according to organizers, have gathered around the North Carolina legislative building for 10 Mondays now to support “Moral Mondays.” They are aiming to protest what they say is “an assault on women’s rights and access to health care,” according to The News & Observer. They have also dedicated next week to focus on women, complete with speakers who will talk about policy impact on North Carolina.