These anti-government groups, quite a few of whom have deep ideological ties with white supremacist organizations and individuals, should alarm the left. Their philosophies often have foundations of racism, colonialism, and restriction of reproductive rights—and their numbers are growing.
Ahead of the anniversary of Roe v. Wade this week, Marco Rubio vowed to take action to further limit access to abortion domestically and abroad, Ted Cruz used Martin Luther King Jr. Day to push his opposition to reproductive rights, and Carly Fiorina used preschoolers as props in an anti-choice rally.
The social media event happened just hours after protesters interrupted a breakfast event hosted by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in honor of the late civil rights leader.
The plight of the Black community, in Baltimore and elsewhere, should not overshadow the vibrancy and resilience of Black people.
Women graced the podium at the “Realize the Dream” rally held to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington. But, as one attendee asked, where were the African-American women movement leaders, the thought leaders?
The rhetoric of violence, in the wake of Dr. Tiller’s murder, must be examined and called out. Labels used by groups on both sides of the abortion debate contribute to a culture of violence by dehumanizing and demonizing those who disagree.
Unlike the recent document claiming reconciliation between evangelicals and progressives the only way democracy has ever been expanded in the US, according to the Rev. Sekou, is by the defeat of conservative evangelical positions.
Racial equality and social justice are part of what fuel reproductive justice. Reverend King, Jr. was a strong and vocal proponent for reproductive justice and understood how critical this was in the fight for freedom and justice.
Tamura Lomax says that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s complex and provocative dream would have allowed for a nuanced position on reproductive rights.