Of all the fall colors in downtown Fargo on Tuesday, September 28th, pink was by far the brightest. All sorts of folk came out in support of Planned Parenthood’s, Pink Out Rally. The rally was planned to coincide with a hearing The House of Representatives held in Washington D.C. over whether or not to defund Planned Parenthood.
Led by North Dakota Planned Parenthood Manager Amy Jacobson, supporters marched up Broadway in their brightest pink gear. Some carried signs that read, “Don’t Take Away Our Care!”, while others chanted. The rally was short but attracted support from onlookers with honks and cheers. The rally started at the Planned Parenthood offices in the 600 block of Main Street, proceeded east to Broadway, where the rally moved north, and stopped in a plaza by U.S. Bank.
In a statement to Viking Student Media, Amy Jacobson said, “We’re seeing an unprecedented attack on women’s health — four votes to restrict women’s health in four weeks, and nearly 40 attempts to restrict women’s access to health care this year. Extreme politicians in Congress are trying to ban abortion and attack women’s access to health care and its time for that to stop.”