Sunsara Taylor is a writer for Revolution Newspaper (www.revcom.us), a host on WBAI's Equal Time for Freethought, and sits on the Advisory Board of World Can't Wait. She has written on the rise of theocracy, wars and repression in the U.S., led in building resistance to these crimes, and contributed to the movement for revolution to put an end to all this. She takes as her foundation the new synthesis on revolution and communism developed by Bob Avakian. You can find her impressive verbal battles with Bill O'Reilly and various political commentary on things from abortion to religion to cultural relativism by searching “Sunsara Taylor” on youtube. Follow her on twitter @sunsarataylor, friend her on facebook, and add www.sunsara.blogspot.com to your blogroll.
Thoughts Upon Release From Jail After Sunday’s Abortion Rights Protest Inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral
Its been just a few hours since I was released from jail in New York City. I was arrested yesterday and charged with “criminal trespass” and another lesser trespass charge as I was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a group of women and men shouted “Abortion On Demand & Without Apology” and “Stop the War On Women” during a break in the service. Why this was worth it and what is next…
On Saturday, our protest is not symbolic. It is a beginning. It is a declaration. From now, until we win the full liberation of women, this war on women will be resisted with conscience, anger, imagination, massive mobilization, and relentless determination to turn the tide.
Without a doubt, those marching against women’s rights this year will be as giddy with success as they are fanatical about their agenda. If they owned up to the program they are really pushing, that they are marching for “Forced Motherhood and Female Enslavement,” would that be enough to drive you out in the streets to protest? Stand up for access to abortion and birth control at the Supreme Court in Washington, DC this Monday!
The burning of an abortion clinic in Pensacola, Florida on New Year’s Day is an act of violence against women and a call to action. It’s time to stand up.
There is absolutely nothing wrong, or necessarily tragic, unfortunate, or sad about a woman choosing to get an abortion. Nothing. And here’s why.
Over and over and over again people tell me to leave religion out of the debate over abortion. “Many Christians believe in the right to abortion, at least in cases of rape or incest,” I am often told, “So, why alienate them by bringing up religion?”
NY Times Magazine features yet another article questioning the morality of women who make their own decisions about their child-bearing.
In just one dinner at a random restaurant having greasy food and a couple of beers we scratched the surface of the potential that exists.
What happens on the front lines of Dr. Carhart’s clinic for this week is extremely important – but what comes out of it is perhaps even more critical.
About 220 people “Walked for Choice” on Sunday July 31 in the beastly Maryland sun in support of Dr. Leroy Carhart. Spirits were high…