1992 April 5

1992 March for Women’s Lives


The March for Women’s Lives, organized by the National Organization for Women (NOW; founded on June 30, 1966), brought approximately 750,000 people to Washington, D.C., on this day. One of the largest protest marches on the nation’s capital, the pro-choice rally came as the Supreme Court was about to consider the constitutionality of Casey v. Planned Parenthood (June 29, 1992). Surprising many, the Court narrowly reaffirmed Roe v. Wade (January 22, 1973).

Watch newsreel footage of the March: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Y7-wDeoPPE

See NOW’s history and pictures of the march: http://www.now.org/history/92march.html

Learn more about the women’s rights movement: Gail Collins, When Everything Changed: The Amazing Journey of American Women from 1960 to the Present (2009)

Put the march in perspective: Lucy Barber, Marching on Washington: The Forging of an American Political Tradition (2002)

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