January 12th, 2014

STAND UP AGAINST the March for “Life” and FOR Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!

  • Wed – Jan 22nd – Supreme Court, Wash DC
  • Sat – Jan 25th – San Francisco

January 2014 – the beginning of a new year and an escalating SHOWDOWN over the lives and future of women.

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 in Washington DC, the anti-abortion movement will stage their annual March for “Life” on the 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade. (Roe v. Wade is the 1973 Supreme Court ruling which legalized abortion across the U.S.) In DC, tens of thousands will stream past the Supreme Court in a frenzy of anti-abortion lies, religious backwardness & anti-science ignorance. On Saturday, January 25th in San Francisco, the anti’s stage their Walk for “Life.” In both SF and DC, they will fill the streets with their dehumanizing portrayals of women as murderers, and all the messages of shame and condemnation that typifies this front of the war on women. They are puffed-up over their vicious progress in dismantling women’s reproductive rights.

All this at a time when women are being slammed back in every realm: from the mainstreaming of violent and degrading pornography to a global epidemic of rape, from a culture that celebrates pimping, to the shaming of women who choose to have sex, and from the sexual enslavement of millions of women and girls in the sex industry to the widespread celebration of Pope Francis while he has changed nothing of church doctrine that enslaves and humiliates women and LGBT people.

This must be opposed!

Fetuses are NOT babies. Women are NOT incubators.

Abortion is NOT murder.

Take a stand. On Tues., Jan. 22nd, Noon at the Supreme Court and On Sat., Jan. 25th at 1:30 in San Francisco – against what truthfully should be called the “March for Forced Motherhood & Female Enslavement.” Stand up for Abortion on Demand & Without Apology! Stand up for the full liberation of women! Bring truth, your joyful defiance, your creativity & morality for the liberation of women.

There are only two sides in the battle over abortion: Do you think woman are full human beings who must be able to decide for themselves when or whether to have a child OR do you think women should be reduced to breeders?

Reproductive rights are in a state of emergency. 2013 was another record year of assault on abortion and birth control:

  • In 2013 alone, 22 states passed 70 new restrictions including late abortion bans which defy Supreme Court precedent, unwarranted doctor and clinic regulations, limits on medication abortion and bans on insurance coverage.

  • FIVE states have only ONE abortion clinic and in 2013 more clinics were forced to shut-down abortion services including almost one-third of clinics in Texas alone. 97% of rural counties have no abortion provider.

  • A homegrown American Christian-fascist movement of anti-abortion fanatics continues to threaten and harass doctors and patients outside clinics across the country.

But 2013 was also a year of important new resistance against this assault and the war on women from the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, to the ten of thousands in the streets in Texas, to the significant defeat of a so-called “fetal pain” abortion ban in Albuquerque. This must be multiplied a million-fold. We must rely on ourselves – not the politicians. In our lives and in the streets. In independent mass political resistance.

Where do YOU stand? Make it clear on January 22nd in Washington DC and January 25th in San Francisco.

“Women are not objects. Women are not things to be used for the sexual pleasure of men NOR are they breeders of children. WOMEN ARE HUMAN BEINGS CAPABLE OF FULL EQUALITY IN EVERY REALM!”

—From the Call to End Pornography & Patriarchy: The Enslavement and Degradation of Women!

For more information and to get involved in planning: contact StopPatriarchy@gmail.com or StopPatriarchyBayArea@gmail.com

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