Abortion Rights Emergency!
April 11 6 pm CDT Webcast from New York City
April 12 Protest
Host a webcast viewing party wherever you are. Go to StopPatriarchy.org for instructions.
Click on "Current Mobilizations" and then click on "Host a Webcast Party"
Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. Already, women in this country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort by inserting sharp objects in their vaginas, taking pills, asking their boyfriends to beat them up, and more. Others are being forced to bear children they do not want. This is the future for all women if this war on women is not massively resisted and defeated.
WE MUST ACT TO STOP THIS NOW! Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement. Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Revolution Books will also be hosting webcast party April 11 at 6 pm
Webcast Speakers include:
Dr. Willie Parker, award-winning doctor at the last abortion clinic in Mississippi
Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution Newspaper (revcom.us), leader of the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride, and initiator of StopPatriarchy.org
Merle Hoffman, CEO of Choices Women's Medical Center which has provided abortions and other health services to women since 1971
Donna Schaper, Reverend of Judson Memorial Church, on her abortion and women's moral agency
Marge Piercy, poet, novelist, memoirist, via video message on her near-lethal illegal abortion click for statement
Bill Baird, reproductive rights pioneer who was jailed 8 times in the 60's for lecturing on abortion & birth control
David Gunn, Jr., son of first abortion doctor to be assassinated via video message
Susan Cahill, owner of the abortion clinic that was destroyed and closed on March 3rd, 2013 about how this is an attack on all women.
Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the only 4 doctors in the U.S. who openly provide late-term abortions - featured in the acclaimed new documentary "After Tiller".
True stories of illegal abortions before Roe v Wade.
Saturday, April 12th: PROTEST!
Join in emergency protests in Seattle, New York City, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, other places or PLAN YOUR OWN NOW.
RAISE BLOODY COAT-HANGERS AND BREAK THE SHACKLES OF WOMEN'S ENSLAVEMENT. Hold silent protests at institutions behind this war on women: Crisis Pregnancy Centers (anti-abortion fake "clinics"), headquarters of GOP or Democrats who've opposed abortion, churches that mobilize anti-abortion protesters at clinics, etc. Raise bloody coat-hangers (representing the lives of women) and shackles (representing female enslavement). After an hour of silent protest, recite a pledge to continue resisting until we have defeated and reversed these attacks and won Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
This war on women will not go away on its own and will not be stopped by politicians or the courts. We must take responsibility for resisting and defeating these attacks - the lives of women depend on what we do.
The Blood of Women Is On Their Hands!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
*Wire coat hangers were used by many women as an instrument to self -abort when abortion was illegal. 5,000 + women in the US are estimated to have died every year from illegal, unsafe abortions before Roe v. Wade legalized abortions.
Available at Revolution Books
Important books on the battle around abortion
rights and the oppression of women