The ultimate goal of Walk for Life is the re-banning of abortion and the end of contraception.
I think it’s absolutely unconscionable and it would mean that we live in a society where women are not considered fully human.”” —Stephanie Tang with World Can’t Wait, quoted by CBS in their coverage of the march this weekend in San Francisco.
They may claim to be crusaders on behalf of unborn children, but there is more hate here than love. I don’t know how many times I have heard anti-abortion activists say that women who die from illegal abortions “get what’s coming to them.” When I did clinic escort duty in Chicago, the anti’s kicked us and spat on us. They linked arms around us, chanting “Christ-killers, baby-killers” as we helped women through their gauntlet.
Their ringleader, who said he was a Catholic seminarian, told us that they did these things “to make sure these girls have help living their lives right.” He then ran over a clinic guard with his car.” —author Sara Paretsky in: Our bodies, our fertility, Chicago Tribune yesterday
Really worth reading the whole thing.
Obviously, the world has changed since that quote, but the strategic orientation laid by Viguerie explains a lot as to why the crazy Christian fascist lunatics didn’t stay on the margins of society but were elevated and given major backing by ruling class forces starting with Reagan and continuing till today where they are now all throughout the halls of power, courts, high finance and military.” —
Read the whole piece - more on how “the bourgeois feminist movement (including the mainstream of the pro-choice movement) has totally subordinated itself to the Democratic Party.”
One of the things that distinguishes human beings as thinking creatures from animals that bear young until their bodies give out is that we always have and always will control our reproduction. See: http://4000yearsforchoice.com/4000/timeline/
To say it again: women always have, and always will, do what we can to control our reproduction.
The question is: will we live in a society that supports that in a healthy, safe way that affirms our participation as *actual human beings,* or will we be officially subjugated as less than human?
Fetuses are NOT babies. Abortion is NOT murder. Women are NOT incubators.” —
A comment on the Facebook event page for the protest tomorrow.
Comment on SF article about the march for “life” (sic) yesterday.
Henry Howard, 300th signer of the call to Stand Up for Abortion and Birth Control