Who is hosting this rally?
The Women’s March is organizing the rallies in partnership with more than 90 groups, including Planned Parenthood Federation of America, a nonprofit that provides reproductive health care, and the Center for American Progress, a progressive public policy research and advocacy organization.
How many people are expected to attend?
The organizers have applied for a permit from the National Parks Service for a crowd of 10,000 people to gather in Washington, NPS confirmed to CNN.
Virtual events are also planned and organizers urge supporters who feel ill to attend those instead. Everyone marching is required to wear a face mask and socially distance due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Are there counter-protests?
While there is no exact count, several anti-abortion events are scheduled for Saturday.
In DC, a group called “Take Feminism Back,” is hosting an event to “counter pre-born violence,” it says.
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“Whether the choice to have an abortion is easy or hard, whether there are traumatic situations or not, none of that should be the issue,” Jayapal said. “It is simply nobody’s business what choices we as pregnant people make about our own bodies.”
“We can’t stop fighting for universal abortion access and justice.” the account added.