For Immediate Release
New Interactive Exhibit on the National Mall Features Abortion Stories of Real Women
“No Access, No Choice: The Exhibit” to Coincide with Supreme Court Hearing on Texas’ Anti-Abortion Law
WASHINGTON - Ahead of the Supreme Court oral arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the legal challenge to Texas House Bill 2, which severely restricts a woman’s constitutional right to abortion access, UltraViolet will present an interactive, multimedia exhibit on the National Mall showcasing the harsh realities and experiences of women seeking abortions across the country.
The exhibit, “No Access, No Choice: The Exhibit,” is presented and paid for by UltraViolet, a national women’s advocacy organization, and will run from February 29th and through March 4th.
WHAT: Museum of Reproductive Healthcare - “No Access, No Choice: The Exhibit”
WHERE: The National Mall
3rd St NW & Madison Dr NW
Washington, D.C. 20565
WHEN: The exhibit will run from Monday, February 29 through Friday, March 4. The exhibit will be open to the public starting at 11:00 AM ET and close at 7:00pm ET each day.
“With clinics under attack and states like Texas forcing clinics to shut down through increasingly complicated, medically unnecessary legislative requirements, it is time for the Supreme Court to once again boldly re-assert that women in the US have an inalienable right to access abortion and the full array of reproductive health services that are a critical part of women’s health care,” explained Shaunna Thomas, co-founder of UltraViolet. “Across the country, anti-woman activists will not stop in their aggressive pursuit to deny access and choice. This exhibit will give visitors a glimpse into the world that too many women face everyday, and to educate the public on what’s at stake in this case.”
“The reality is that millions and millions of women need access to reproductive health care for it to be a right, and we cannot sit in silence as anti-women activists take us back to a time without access and without choice,” added Thomas.
Watch a preview of the exhibit here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiTXmOP7SMw&feature=youtu.be
Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is set to be the most significant abortion case in decades and centers on a series of restrictions imposed by Texas on its abortion providers and clinics that resulted in the closure of nearly half of Texas’ abortion facilities. If overturned, it would allow dozens of clinics to reopen in Texas; if upheld it would pave the way for restrictions that would end access to safe abortion care across the country.
UltraViolet is an online community of over 550,000 women and men who want to take collective action to expose and fight sexism in the public sector, private sector and the media. Find out more at WeAreUltraViolet.org