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A Summer of Choice: What We Learned in Germantown

Operation Rescue prompted pro-choice advocates from around the country to get together and realize how strong we actually are, an invaluable realization at a time of unprecedented legislative attacks on a woman’s fundamental right to control whether, when and how she might have children. What we need is to stand together more often, and in the streets.

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Ignore That Self-Affixed Halo: Anti-Choicers Know Just What They Are Doing to Incite Violence

They may deny it, but anti-choicers know exactly what they are doing to incite violence against doctors.

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Banners, Binoculars and Rosary Beads: Anti-Choice Misogyny, Naivete and Invasiveness On Display in Germantown

Operation Rescue in Germantown, Maryland

Yesterday and this morning, I spent several hours assisting with clinic defense in Germantown, Maryland, where Dr. LeRoy Carhart comes several times a month to see patients who need late abortion care. The misogyny, naivete and invasiveness of the anti-choice movement were on full display.

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Photos From the 2011 Summer of Choice / Summer of Trust Walk in Germantown

Photos of activists converging in Germantown, MD to support Dr. Leroy Carhart and oppose Operation Rescue.

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At Germantown Clinic Protest, Operation Rescue’s Troy Newman Calls Pregnant Woman “Bitch”

Here’s a scene from Germantown, Maryland, where hundreds of clinic defenders have been gathering to peacefully protect the clinic where Dr. LeRoy Carhart will provide care to women in need of late abortions. Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue, calls a pregnant woman, “bitch.”

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A Waitress’s Abortion Story

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.

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Talking to the Abortion Rights Activists in Germantown, MD

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.

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Summer of Choice: Walk for Choice at Germantown Clinic

Activists walk at the Germantown Summer of Choice, July 31, 2011

About 220 people “Walked for Choice” on Sunday July 31 in the beastly Maryland sun in support of Dr. Leroy Carhart.  Spirits were high…

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