‘Bans Off Our Bodies’ rally planned for Saturday

The rally to be held on Saturday follows the demonstration in front of Edgartown Courthouse on May 3. — Abigail Rosen

Islanders will be demonstrating their solidarity with supporters nationwide to highlight and advocate for women’s health and reproductive rights at Vineyard Haven’s Five Corners on Saturday, May 14, at 5 pm. The rally follows the recently leaked Supreme Court draft document, citing a majority vote to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision on abortion.

We are joining a national movement with Women’s March, Planned Parenthood, Move On, and UltraViolet to make an historic statement for abortion justice,” an email to The Times states. “We are standing up for our health and reproductive rights. All are welcome to join us with signs to mark this important event. People all over the U.S. will be speaking out, and we will join them from Martha’s Vineyard in our peaceful event.”
The rally will be held from 5 to 6 pm.


  1. Do the “bans off our bodies” supporters also support bans of forced vaccines… asking for a friend?

    • No one in this country was “forced” to get a vaccine and I think you know that. Requiring a vaccine to maintain your job or to go to an event or get on a plane is NOT a requirement to get a vaccine! Gaslighting is much more descriptive of what you are up to here.

      • Thanks for your response Scott. Spot on. No one was “forced” to get the vaccine . . . they chose not to get one and live with the consequences. Women (their bodies) should not be “forced” to get an abortion and they should have the option (and the consequences) of having an abortion. I invite men to think of it this way . . . do you want to be told what to do with your body including the Government telling you to have a vasectomy? Hummmm could there be a double standard here?

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