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News - May 20, 2022

Around Town

PROM MOMS RALLY FOR ABORTION RIGHTS ... A group of Palo Alto moms, including school board member Jennifer DiBrienza, organized a rally outside of Town & Country Village shopping center on Saturday, May 14, supporting abortion rights. The event coincided with protests around the country that same day in the wake of a leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that shows the justices are on the brink of overturning Roe vs. Wade. The group stood at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road, where they made their message known to passersby with posters, some of which read "Keep abortion safe, legal and accessible," "My body my choice" and "Let's focus on the 2 billion breathing children on this planet." Palo Alto's protest used the hashtag #prommoms4choice because it coincided with Palo Alto High School's prom on Saturday. An earlier protest also favoring of abortion rights was held 11 a.m. that day at the same Palo Alto corner. Another one was held in downtown Mountain View. Both were part of nationwide "Bans Off Our Bodies" demonstrations organized by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Liberate Abortion Coalition and Women's March, among others.

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