Today, Jill Stanek stood up for life, for justice and for civil disagreement in our political discourse by calling on Flip Benham of Operation Save America to discard those “Wanted” posters he has been circulating of doctors who provide abortion care.
Operation Save America is at it again – in Charlotte, NC- protesting women’s health centers and – yes – a church which holds anti-choice views. But it’s not only Flip Benham and his posse who fight against their own.
Starting Saturday July 17, Operation Save America (creators of the “INTOLERANT” t-shirt) a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics, is calling on anti-abortion forces to “storm the gates of hell” in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women’s right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.
On July 17, a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics called “Operation Save America” is calling on anti-abortion forces to “storm the gates of hell” at a women’s health clinic in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women’s right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.
Flip Benham, head of Operation Save America, was arrested twice in February, once by a church who agrees with his anti-choice method but not his tactics.
The anti-choice movement continues to use tactics to spread misinformation that are protected by the right to free speech. But the choice community must find ways to ramp up efforts to challenge these messages, especially among youth.
An ideological bootcamp and a manual promoting Christian domination suggest women quit working, men have a birthright to establish “dynasties” at home, and violence is a legitimate means of achieving a “Christian” nation.
An anti-choice group has broadened its agenda to include a new bogey, Islam, and has aligned itself with an international team of fear-mongers to fight the religion’s spread. Unfortunately, they have many allies to help spread hatred.
This week, Operation Save America, a violent anti-choice and racist organization, will visit the city of Atlanta with their message of hate. SPARK and SisterSong call on women of color and our allies to stand for justice and say no.
Rev. Katherine Ragsdale shares her experience in Alabama at the New Women All Women Health Clinic, as a representative for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice.