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.
Operation Save America descended on Birmingham, Alabama this week to attempt to close the city's two abortion clinics. Vicki Saporta shares updates from National Abortion Federation staff in Birmingham.
Rachel Larris gets to the bottom of what really happened in Alabama this week when anti-choice protestors face off against clinic staff women trying to do their jobs.
Next week Operation Rescue takes their show on the road to Kansas to Dr. Tiller’s clinic and Operation Save America prepares to “commemorate” convicted killer Eric Rudolph’s sentencing – at the site of the Birmingham, clinic he bombed; and all of the usual suspects will be there.