Our bodies, our fertility, Chicago Tribune yesterday
Really worth reading the whole thing.
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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.
Really worth reading the whole thing.
As Richard Viguerie, an early architect of the anti-abortion movement, put it decades ago: “The abortion issue is the door through which many people come into conservative politics, but they don’t stop there. Their convictions against abortion are like the first in a series of dominoes. Then we lead them to concern about sexual ethics and standards among young people. This leads to opposition to secular humanism. Then… we point out that secular humanism is identified as both the godfather and the royal road to socialism and communism which points the way to commitments to minimally regulated free enterprise at home and to aggressive foreign and military politics to counter the communist threat from Russia and its many surrogates.”
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.”
You know we’re livestreaming right now - in front of the Supreme Court http://www.ustream.tv/channel/occupyreproductivefreedom
Kick ass! The “March for Life 2012” (sic) event is mic-checked by people chanting “Not the church, not the state, women must decide their fate!”
When a woman is raped, it is the RAPE that is the tragedy. Being able to have an abortion and not be forced to bear her rapists child is a liberating thing! There is nothing to be ashamed or sad about when it comes to abortion. It is a very liberating thing.
Wasn’t aware a protest was going on. Got on the bus and was confronted with signs claiming “women deserve better than abortion.” I assume she thinks what we deserve is to have ignorant hicks like her making our medical decisions for us.
Comment on SF article about the march for “life” (sic) yesterday.
Yesterday in San Francisco, marching and rallying for the right to choose EVERYWHERE ALWAYS! More images if you click the photo.
One of the speakers, Dr. Sophia Yen of “Trust Women” and the Silver Ribbon Campaign emphasized that Plan B is a right, not a privilege (and that includes teenage women too, Obama!)
When half the world’s population is enslaved, then NO ONE is free! Women hold up half the sky, but the other half—ruled by the patriarchal theocracy—is hurling a hurricane of repression at them every day! Enough bullshit from the ruling class; A FETUS IS NOT A PERSON, WOMEN ARE NOT INCUBATORS, ABORTION HAS NEVER BEEN—AND NEVER WILL BE—ANYTHING LESS THAN A WOMAN’S SACRED AND INALIENABLE RIGHT!
Henry Howard, 300th signer of the call to Stand Up for Abortion and Birth Control
Sunsara Taylor writes:
As we approach the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion, it is important to speak frankly and unapologetically about the need women have for abortion on demand and without apology. In this youtube, from a program I spoke at together with Dr. Susan Wicklund, author of This Common Secret; My Journey as an Abortion Doctor, I speak about why women need late term abortions and what is dishonest about the anti-abortion movement placing such great emphasis on this procedure.
Join us in DC on January 23 to STAND UP FOR ABORTION RIGHTS! Read and Sign the Call here:
If women don’t have the right to decide for themselves when and whether to bear children, they aren’t free.