Sunsara Taylor Calls for Emergency Demonstrations on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015 - Responding to the Attack on the Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado Springs
EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATIONS FOR ABORTION RIGHTS AND WOMEN'S LIVES
Across the Country
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 28
Everyone who cares about women's rights and lives needs to stand up against what seems to be emerging as the vicious violent assault on the Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs that began on Friday 11/27/15 and beyond that the whole assault on women's rights to abortion and birth control. Across the country, providers of abortion have faced escalating legal restrictions, increased harassment, and violent assault. These attacks have grown over decades, and escalated at a startling rate in recent years and months. Before Friday's attack, 8 providers of abortion have been murdered, most recently in 2009 with the murder of George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas. Many scores of clinics have been attacked, bombed, invaded, and destroyed. State legislatures all over the U.S. have put the right to abortion, and birth control, on the firing line and the Supreme Court itself plans to make a major ruling this spring.
Whether these attacks on women's right to abortion come through laws or through extra-legal violence, the result is the same: they deny women the fundamental right to control their own bodies, reproduction, and lives. These attacks are illegitimate. Fetuses are NOT babies! Abortion is NOT murder! Women are NOT incubators. Women are full human beings, they are half of humanity. Their rights and their lives MUST be defended. NOW is the time for everyone who cares about women, who opposes Christian fascist violence and theocracy, who believes in justice, to defend the clinics, and to stand up, demonstrate and declare:
ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY.
ABORTION PROVIDERS ARE HEROES.
FORCED MOTHERHOOD IS FEMALE ENSLAVEMENT.
Photos by Andy Katz
"Rally for Planned Parenthood held in Union Square Park in NYC"
From FOX News
"Seattle Abortion Activists Rally Together After CO Planned Parenthood Shootings"
From Revolution Newspaper
"Abortion Rights Protests and Vigils in Four Cities Responding to Attack on Planned Parenthood"