Stop Abortion Bans Protest on Larchmont Gathers Over 100 People

More than 100 protesters gathered yesterday at Larchmont and Beverly Blvd. to protest recent bans on abortions. Linda Sanoff, right, of Hancock Park. is seen here with friends. (photo courtesy of Linda Sanoff)

More than 100 people, mostly residents from the nearby neighborhoods,  gathered on the four corners of the intersection of Larchmont and Beverly Boulevard yesterday around noon, to participate in a local protest of the recent actions by several states to reduce women’s access to abortions (the most recent, in Alabama, was passed last week).

The Windsor Square-based group Hang Out Do Good (HODG) organized the Larchmont protest, one of hundreds organized by the NARAL Pro-Choice America, joined by All* Above All Action Fund, ACLU, EMILY’s List, Indivisible, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood Action Fund, UltraViolet and the Women’s March, among others.

“I was thrilled it was here on Larchmont,” said Linda Sanoff, a Hancock Park resident. “Being able to walk to a protest is a dream come true! It was great; everyone was very supportive.”

Sanoff was joined by one friend who lives in the neighborhood, and another who traveled to Larchmont to join the protest.

According to HODG’s Jennifer Levin, who shared the photos below, about 100 people participated in the event,  including men of all ages.

Buzz reader Eileen Lanza also sent us a video of the protest, and we saw lots of social media posts by local residents sharing images from the protest. Another local video posted on Instagram was featured in the Huffington Post’s feature on protests around the country.

“A rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court drew a number of Democrats vying for the 2020 presidential nomination, including South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, reported NPR.org.

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About Patricia Lombard

Patricia Lombard is the co-editor and publisher of the Larchmont Buzz. Patty lives with her family in Fremont Place. She has been active in neighborhood issues since moving here in 1989. Her pictorial history, "Larchmont" for Arcadia Press is available at Chevalier's Books.

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