‘This is our battle’


More than 100 Homer community members gathered at the HERC Campus mid-day Saturday to rally in support of women’s reproductive rights. The demonstration was a part of the national movement “Rally for Abortion Rights,” which spurred from new abortion laws in Texas, which ban abortions after the sixth week of pregnancy, before many women even know they’re pregnant.

According to The Washington Post, more than 600 rallies were planned across the country on Saturday, including Soldotna and Anchorage.

The march began at the HERC Campus with speakers sharing testimonies about the importance of access to health care, including sex education, birth control and abortions. The group then marched to

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