Abortion rights in the US were won in the 1970s thanks to militant feminist groups that built campaigns from the ground up. As those rights are repealed, the fight against conservative reaction must return to the streets.
Nancy Rosenstock is the author of Inside the Second Wave of Feminism: Boston Female Liberation, 1968-1972 An Account by Participants.
In August 1970, campaigners for women’s liberation mounted a huge demonstration that recharged feminism in the US. Ruthann Miller, the protest coordinator, was a socialist activist. She talks to Jacobin about the march, and the need to combine feminist and socialist politics.