Pastor Betty Rendon and Carlos Have Been Moved from Kenosha Detention Center to Southern Illinois, Send Correspondence & Sign Petition

From: Emaus ELCA

Betty and Carlos have been moved to another detention center. If you would like to send messages or cards to Betty and Carlos, please send all correspondence to Emaus ELCA and it will be forwarded to them at the detention center where they are now being detained. Mail already sent to the Kenosha Detention Center will be returned to sender.

Send further correspondence to:
Emaus ELCA
1925 Summit Avenue, Racine, WI 53404


Tell Immigration and Customs Enforcement Release unjustly detained pastor and grandmother

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May 15, 2019 Kenosha, WI Detention Center / Racine Interfaith Coalition (RIC)

Reproductive rights are being threatened all over the U.S.: Reproductive rights are being threatened all over the U.S.

By Katya Derevo

In 1973, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in Roe v. Wade that the right to privacy under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment extended to a person’s decision to have an abortion. It was a monumental victory for proponents of reproductive rights, paving the way for people to have an abortion early in pregnancy without having to justify their reasons to the state.

The plaintiff in the case, “Jane Roe,” was an unmarried woman who became pregnant in 1970 and wished to terminate the pregnancy. Under the law in Texas, where she lived, it was a felony to abort a fetus unless “on medical advice for the purpose of saving the life of the mother.” She filed a suit against the district attorney in her county, arguing that the abortion ban violated the guarantee of personal liberty and the right to privacy implicitly guaranteed in the First, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth and 14th Amendments.

There had been other significant court cases that dealt with abortion in the United States in the years leading up to Roe. One included People v. Belous in 1969, which struck down an anti-abortion law in California and placed doctors at the center of the abortion debate instead of lawmakers. Another was Doe v. Scott in 1971, which declared Illinois’ anti-abortion law unconstitutional. Cases like these helped pave the way for what would become the most important decision in the fight for reproductive rights.

Ultimately, the Supreme Court decision in Roe v. Wade wasn’t just a win for Texas residents; it overruled all state laws that prohibited first trimester abortions.

Abortion at the time was a controversial topic and the decision made in the Roe case galvanized anti-abortion activists into extremists willing to resort to anything, including terrorism, to fight against reproductive rights. Forty-six years later, the United States is still divided on the topic of abortion. In more recent years, there has been a surge of anti-abortion legislation, aimed at restricting bodily autonomy under the guise of “protecting children,” but at its core, the goal of the anti-abortion movement is gender oppression and keeping people in a cycle of poverty. It’s never really been about protecting “life….”

Pro-choice demo

In recent months, anti-abortion legislation around the United States is threatening the right to reproductive health for many. Republicans are hoping that these legislative measures will push the issue of abortion back into the Supreme Court. | Photo: Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Milwaukee, May 28, 2019: Chrystul Kizer Card Making Gathering

Chrystul Kizer Card Making Gathering

Join us on the ground floor of the UWM Union outside of the Union Station convenience store from 5:30pm until 6:30pm on Tuesday, May 28th to help us send Chrystul some love and support by sending a card or letter!

We’ll have writing supplies, paper and envelopes, but please feel free to bring your own cards–just remember no glitter, tape, crayon, or stickers are allowed by WIDOC unfortunately.

Event is free, all ages are welcome and venue is wheelchair accessible!

Location Details
We will be meeting at UWM Union on the ground floor (this is one floor below the first floor – and one floor above the basement.) The address is 2200 E Kenwood Blvd. The ground floor is accessible from the Maryland Ave and Kenwood entrances. There are a bunch of tables set up outside of a convenience store with a glass front called Union Station – we will gather there. There is parking in a garage on Kenwood. The GoldLine, RedLine, and the 30 will get you close to the Union (other lines run there but not on Sundays)

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