We hosted our very first march to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.
On this day, we celebrated a law that set such an important precedent in this country as we’ve known it for the last 50 years.
Although this is a celebration of a day that made women feel strong & empowered, we also mourn the lost of such an important day, & focus our attention on a day that left us feeling angry, confused & devastated. We addressed insensitive, selfish, confused, & misguided politicians who seemingly don’t care about human rights, the well being of birthing people in this country, & most importantly reproductive freedom.
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR: SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2023 – 12pm CST
NANCY DAVIS, NANCY DAVIS FOUNDATION, 225-329-3204;
ANGELA ADKINS, 10,000 WOMEN LOUISIANA, 225-324-0094;
DAVID SCHMIT, LIFT LOUISIANA, 504-913-3453;
LAURA GROSS, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN, 202-255-2054;
KENDRA SMITH-PARKS, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, 504-390-3243
SUNDAY 12PM: “Bigger Than Roe” March in BATON ROUGE
Protest in BATON ROUGE to Keep Politics Out of the Exam Room
BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA — On January 22, 2023, the anniversary of Roe v Wade, Louisiana mourns the loss of nearly 50 years of constitutional protections. Starting at noon, people from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and cities across the state will march from Galvez Plaza to the Louisiana State Capitol steps, protesting for the reversal of abortion bans, expanding access to reproductive healthcare, and giving control of medical decisions back to patients and their doctors.
The Nancy Davis Foundation is partnering with 10,000 Women Louisiana, Independent Women’s Organization of New Orleans, Lift Louisiana, National Organization for Women, National Organization for Women-Baton Rouge Chapter, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, and Louisiana State Representative Mandie Landry to send a clear message on current legislation. We will not accept unjust laws that cause doctors and caretakers to fear caring for pregnant patients because they may face outrageous fines and jail time. Pregnant people in crisis are being turned away by hospitals and clinics here in Baton Rouge; this is criminal. Politics have no place in the exam room and it’s our mission to get them out.
America supports abortion. And we are taking our fight to every state legislator in this country. Politicians are on notice: unless you repeal your unjust abortion laws and reflect the will of this country, we are coming for your seat, and we will not back down.
This is not just a march. This is a movement. It is strong. It is growing. Women’s lives are bigger than Roe. Reproductive freedom is bigger than Roe. We are bigger than Roe.
WHAT: BIGGER THAN ROE-BATON ROUGE WOMEN’S MARCH
WHEN: SUNDAY, JANUARY 22 —12pm CST
WHERE: FROM GALVEZ PLAZA, 238 NORTH BLVD, TO THE LOUISIANA STATE CAPITOL STEPS, BATON ROUGE
NANCY DAVIS, NANCY DAVIS FOUNDATION;
ANGELA ADKINS, 10,000 WOMEN LOUISIANA;
MICHELLE ERENBERG, LIFT LOUISIANA;
CHRISTIAN F. NUNES, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR WOMEN;
FRANKIE ROBERTSON, THE AMANDLA GROUP;
MANDIE LANDRY, LOUISIANA STATE REPRESENTATIVE
FOR MORE INFORMATION: https://action.womensmarch.com/events/bigger-than-roe-61
Hundreds of thousands of people across the United States are expected to turn out at events planned in all 50 states, with our anchor event in Madison, Wisconsin.