A brewing snowstorm did not deter thousands of abortion rights opponents from marching in the nation’s capital, while pro-choice groups used the weather as an opportunity to fundraise.
“Be on your toes, because we are in your midst,” said Father Frank Pavone, the national director of the New York-based group Priests for Life, directing his comments toward Planned Parenthood. “The trouble for you has only just begun.”
All lives do not matter to politicians like Rep. Mike Moon (R-MO) and Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) because the very real issues that we deal with every day are only spoken of when they want to vilify Black mothers and families or try to use us to push their agenda.
“For so long, folks have talked about abortion … with shame or with euphemisms or as if there’s something wrong with it,” Erin Matson, co-director of Reproaction, said.
U.S. Rep. Steve King gave his seat to the “lives of more than 55 million aborted babies” at the president’s final State of the Union Address in defiance of Obama’s push for stricter gun laws.
Unlike criminal trials, which require the prosecution to prove the defendant’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” civil trials have a much lower bar, requiring only that a plaintiff persuade a judge or jury that it is more likely than not that the events occurred.
As the nation’s official agency charged with protecting public health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s mission is to conduct “critical science” and provide “health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats.” Except, apparently, when it comes to gun violence.
A lawsuit alleges that anti-choice protesters stood in front of the school and yelled at students that a future Planned Parenthood clinic “kills kids next door.”
While protesters on the courthouse steps were united in their resolve to speak out against sexual assault and affirm tribal nations’ inherent ability to protect Native women and children, the feeling inside the building, observers said, was much more uncertain.
Events held across the country and on social media called for an end to violent rhetoric surrounding abortion care.