Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Protest the “March for Life” this January 22nd in DC and San Francisco
Build the Fight to Defeat the War On Women
Across the country, women's right to abortion is in a state of emergency – and the future of women hangs in the balance. Having and raising a child can be a wonderful thing. But, forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement.
Hundreds of anti-abortion restrictions have been enacted. Dozens of clinics have been forced to close. Women who self-abort – or even miscarry – are being sent to prison. Terror, harassment and even murder against doctors and staff continues. Politicians talk openly of pregnancy from rape as a “gift from god,” stoking thousands of years of tradition and shame.
The war on women is real. It is not figurative, it is not an election ploy, it is not a talking point and it is not going away on its own. This assault has built for decades, regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats controlled the levers of power. Despite advances for some women in some spheres, deadly violence, enslaving legislation, theocratic social movements, and hate-filled revenge against women are rapidly rising. The fight over reproductive freedom is a front line of this war.
All this is building up to an even more dangerous show-down as extreme anti-abortion legislation works its way up to an increasingly hostile Supreme Court.
The hour is late. Yet this direction can be defeated – if we cast off illusions and prepare for struggle. No major advance for women – or for the oppressed generally – has been won without people stepping outside of “acceptable” bounds, daring to change minds, and putting themselves on the line. People of conscience must go beyond cursing at their tv's or vesting their hopes in the courts and politicians. We must take the responsibility to resist!
This January 22nd, the anniversary of the legalization of abortion, join in making a leap in the level of resistance to this war. Join in opposing the “March for Life” in DC and San Francisco, refusing any longer to let them claim the high moral ground or go unopposed in the broad stage of society and calling out to millions to join in this fight.
Defeating this war on women will require sacrifice and daring. It is worth it. The future of women is being decided one way or the other.
This January 22, we fight back!
Act, Witness, Defend, Protect!
ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!
FORCED MOTHERHOOD IS FEMALE ENSLAVEMENT!
Every movement for liberation has had to go up against not only the forces of oppression, but also the ways in which even many people who hate that oppression have become convinced that the most they can do is fight for some gradual or incremental change. This historic effort has been no different.
Interview with Sunsara Taylor by Dennis Trainor on Acronym TV
Part 3: (10:03) Texans For Reproductive Justice v. Stop Patriarchy
Critics within the Texas pro-choice community have very publicly stood in opposition to Stop Patriarchy. A coalition calling itself Texans for Reproductive Justice have published a United Statement in Opposition to Stop Patriarchy and a detailed Letter of Concern “opposing Stop Patriarchy’s messaging, tactics, dishonesty, and racism.”
"A Response to Recent Attacks & Invitation to All"
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Video: powerful footage from the Austin-American Statesman of Sunsara Taylor and 4 others who were arrested protesting outside UT Austin campus. What kind of world do YOU want to live in?
Article: Don't Give Up The Fight for Abortion Rights
by an Abortion Rights Freedom Rider and recent college graduate
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Above: Merle Hoffman, founder of Choice Women's Medical Center and abortion provider since 1971, calls on YOU to become an abortion rights freedom rider.
Above: Dennis Trainor from Acronym TV speaks on his personal experience, and why he supports the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.
Above: Susan Brownmiller, feminist, author, activist, Civil Rights Freedom Summer volunteer, speaks on her three illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade and challenges young people to step up today.
Above: Billy Joe Cain from Austin TX speaks on his experience standing up for abortion rights during last year's filibuster against the anti-abortion bill HB2, and why he supports the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.