December 28th, 2012

We Won’t Go Back! Week of Action, Bay Area

On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion…

…abortion is more stigmatized, more dangerous to provide, and more difficult to access than at any time in the last 40 years.  It is URGENT that this tremendous anniversary be marked by mass expressions of women and men taking to the streets to defend abortion and defeat the war on women.

January 22: Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

We Won’t Go Back! Demonstration Against Female Enslavement

@ City Hall SF, 12pm Noon

If women cannot decide for themselves when and whether to have children, they have no more freedom than slaves. Join us in making the statement: Forced motherhood IS female enslavement.

Defeat the War on Women: A Meeting on Orientation & Action

@ Revolution Books Berkeley, 2425 Channing (@Telegraph), 7:00pm

Confront the slogans: We Won’t Go Back! Abortion on Demand and Without Apology! Defeat the War on Women!  & organize for 1/26.

January 26: So-called “Walk for Life”

Stand Up for Abortion Rights & OPPOSE the Anti-Abortion Agenda!

@ UN Plaza, Hyde @ Fulton, 12pm Noon

The Walk for Life West Coast is a mass mobilization of anti-abortion activists from around the country that will descend for the 9th time on San Francisco and take to the streets with their doctored photos of stillborns, dehumanizing polarization of women as either incubators or murderers, and all the messages of objectification, enslavement, shame, and condemnation that typifies this front of the War on Women. 

Despite popular misconception, the right to abortion is NOT safe under Obama.  In 2011, 92 restrictions were passed on abortion access throughout the country.  This is almost three times the previous record of 34 restrictions passed in 2005 — and that was under Bush!  In rural areas of the U.S., 97% of counties do not have any abortion provider.  We must rely on ourselves!                       

Our counterprotest should plant a different pole, a movement of women and men who are uncompromising and refusing to stop until all women have access to abortion on demand and without apology. The movement to End Pornography & Patriarchy has a powerful track record of going right up against the most entrenched institutions and forces of patriarchy, and bringing forward powerful, transformative and contageous resistance.  This protest can take all that higher, and lay a basis for going even further.  All that’s needed is YOU!

Contact Stop Patriarchy Bay Area to get involved!

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