A three-day convening last week designed to provide Black organizers and community activists with a space to strategize around the Black Lives Matter movement ended in indignation following an aggressive interaction with a transit authority officer.
Rally organizers Claudia Reynolds-LeBlanc and Donna Shade discuss how Arkansas citizens aren’t going to let anti-choice legislators take away reproductive rights without a fight.
Its been just a few hours since I was released from jail in New York City. I was arrested yesterday and charged with “criminal trespass” and another lesser trespass charge as I was leaving St. Patrick’s Cathedral after a group of women and men shouted “Abortion On Demand & Without Apology” and “Stop the War On Women” during a break in the service. Why this was worth it and what is next…
After everything these girls had already been through, they would be hauled off to jail for an act of desperate and peaceful resistance, motivated only by a desire to go to school.
Last Thursday’s Senate vote to reject a measure which would have defunded Planned Parenthood was a huge victory. But unfortunately, the anti-choicers will not relent. They are planning to protest at our Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Paul this Friday (Good Friday).
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.
I’ve seen all types of clinic protestors: the prayers, sign holders, and screamers. Whether or not they ‘have the best intentions’ is beside the point. The reality is they don’t think highly enough of any woman to trust her judgment.
Abortionchangesyou.com promotes an aura of shame and guilt around abortion and contributes to the lie that to have an abortion is to murder a baby. This comes in the guise of concern for women and providing emotional support for them. The anti-abortion agenda of these ads has been exposed in a New York Times article, which points out that the site directs people to pro-life groups with the Catholic Church and the site’s founder has collaborated with Feminists for Life.
At Harvard University, we are standing up for women’s reproductive health. The Stupak-Pitts amendment is unacceptable. We will not permit the continued marginalization of abortion.
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