Cynthia Nixon Adresses Rally For Reproductive Rights

Wire Hanger In Hand, Cynthia Nixon Tells Rally “Fight Like Hell” For Reproductive Rights

Recommended Videos

Before Donald Trump announced Brett Kavanaugh, who once attempted to block an undocumented teenager in government custody from receiving an abortion in Texas, as his pick to take Justice Anthony Kennedy’s spot in the Super Court, Trump made it very clear that his pick would swing the bench towards overturning Roe v. Wade. In light of that, activists have been working overtime to block Trump’s pick and make it known that they will continue to fight for choice and reproductive rights.

As part of the ongoing fight, people gather in New York City’s Union Square on Tuesday night to protest Brett Kavanaugh taking a seat in SCOTUS, and to urge New York’s legislature to arrange protections for Roe v. Wade. Joining the effort was gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon who took the stage with a wire hanger in hand —harkening to a time before Roe v. Wade as a  symbol of the ramifications of criminalizing abortions and told the crowd , “We must fight like hell in New York and across the country to preserve Roe v. Wade so that no woman will ever feel compelled to use something like this on herself again.”

According to The New York Times, Nixon went on to talk about her own mother’s illegal abortion and compelled the audience to fight so a woman never has to choose an unsafe method of terminating a pregnancy. “We must never, ever, ever, go back to a time when any woman feels she has to make this kind of a choice,” said Nixon. “And this is why we must fight.”

Tuesday’s rally wasn’t the first time that Nixon spoke about her mother’s experience with abortion. In 20o9 she gave an interview to CNN that really amplifies how important this fight is for her. Nixon said,“My mother had an illegal abortion pre-1973, and it’s something that I would never want to face or want my daughter to be facing or any of her friends.”

Nixon’s mother’s reality, pre-1973, could turn out to be a reality for all of us if Trump gets his way. So join the rallies, call your senators, take action to #SaveSCOTUS and block Kavanaugh from helping SCOTUS propel us back to a time where wire hangers felt like an only option to women.

(via Gothamist , image: screencap)

Want more stories like this? Become a subscriber and support the site!

The Mary Sue has a strict comment policy that forbids, but is not limited to, personal insults toward anyone, hate speech, and trolling.—


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Here’s Why This K-Pop Act Is Selling Out Shows This Summer
ATEEZ all members in the Bouncy Music Video.
ATEEZ all members in the Bouncy Music Video.
ATEEZ all members in the Bouncy Music Video.
Read Article Let Glen Powell Play a Goofy Batman, You Cowards
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Read Article Twitter Users’ Compilation of the Greatest Tweets Is the Chronicle of Our Time
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) breaks the fourth walls and laughs maniacally in 'The Shining.'
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) breaks the fourth walls and laughs maniacally in 'The Shining.'
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) breaks the fourth walls and laughs maniacally in 'The Shining.'
Read Article Richard Dreyfuss’ Alleged Transphobic, Sexist Rant Is Peak ‘Old Man Yells at Cloud’
Richard Dreyfuss looks confused at an event.
Richard Dreyfuss looks confused at an event.
Richard Dreyfuss looks confused at an event.
Read Article Another Billionaire Taking a Sub To See the Titanic? Haven’t We Seen This Movie Already?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hold each other and nearly share a kiss in "Titanic"
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hold each other and nearly share a kiss in "Titanic"
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hold each other and nearly share a kiss in "Titanic"
Related Content
Read Article Here’s Why This K-Pop Act Is Selling Out Shows This Summer
ATEEZ all members in the Bouncy Music Video.
Read Article Let Glen Powell Play a Goofy Batman, You Cowards
Glen Powell at the Vanity Fair 2024 Oscars party
Read Article Twitter Users’ Compilation of the Greatest Tweets Is the Chronicle of Our Time
Jack Torrance (Jack Nicholson) breaks the fourth walls and laughs maniacally in 'The Shining.'
Read Article Richard Dreyfuss’ Alleged Transphobic, Sexist Rant Is Peak ‘Old Man Yells at Cloud’
Richard Dreyfuss looks confused at an event.
Read Article Another Billionaire Taking a Sub To See the Titanic? Haven’t We Seen This Movie Already?
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet hold each other and nearly share a kiss in "Titanic"