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Angie’s Abortion: An Unapologetic, Unshamed Youtube

Angie

Angie the Anti-Theist

Angie the Anti-Theist stirred up a lot of controversy by live-tweeting as she had a medical abortion last week, as a public service.  Thank you Angie!

Angie the Anti-Theist Live Tweets her Abortion

Angie says, “I found out about a week ago Saturday that I was pregnant.  For a variety of reasons, including  very high health risks for me, I’m having an abortion.  Right now.  They have abortion by pill now, RU 486.  I went to the doctor, Planned Parenthood, had blood tests and everything else done.  They did a sonogram to check the state of my pregnancy. I was at only four weeks one day when I went into the office on Thursday.

They sent me home with medicines, and I’ve taken those. It takes awhile to set in, and I ended up getting a second dose. I’m having an abortion right now. It’s not that bad, it’s not that scary.  It’s basically like a miscarriage.  I’m live tweeing my abortion on Twitter.  Not for some publicity stunt, or attention, or to justify this to myself.  I am at peace with my decision. I’m doing this to de-mystify abortion.  I’m doing this so that other women know, hey, it’s not nearly as terrifying as I had myself worked up thinking it was.  It’s just not that bad.  This is nothing compared to childbirth, compared to labor, compared to for me, and my risks, late stage pregnancy.  This is the best choice.  It’s not that bad. And I want people to know that it’s out there. If you need this, there are non-surgical oprtions available, especially in the earliest stage of pregnancy.

Obviously, everbody use protection. Sometimes that doesn’t work.  When it doesn’t, there’s the morning after pill (Plan B) and if you’re not in time for that, there’s RU-486.  So, I just want to let everybody know that you too can have an abortion if you want one.  It’s OK. It’s not shamefull, not secret, it’s not killing a child.  I have a little boy.  You guys have seen him on my video channel.  He is my world.   I want to stay alive and be his mom a lot longer, so I’m having an abortion.  I hope everyone on Youtube has a great and godless day. Peace. ”

Postscript: Kathryn Joyce posted a fascinating piece on Angie’s history today on Salon:

Jackson, whose special-needs son was born after a grueling 98-hour delivery, says her motivation is to counter the stories of regret the anti-abortion movement has cultivated in recent years. As the controversy continues, one of the most interesting—and motivating—parts of her narrative has been largely overlooked: her intimate connection with a religious movement—one she now calls a cult—that glorified fertility and childbirth and demonized medical intervention even when mothers’ labors were going very wrong.

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More from the protest at CBS…

Democracy Now! featured some footage from our protest at CBS HQ this past Thursday.

Here’s a few more photos, courtesy Bud Korotzer…

Shelby Knox

Shelby Knox

Sunsara Taylor

Sunsara Taylor

cbs protest crowd shot

cbs protest youth thinking

Engaging in discussion

Carrying petitions

Carrying petitions in

Heading inside

Heading inside

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New Film: Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women!

Stand Up for Women’s Right to Abortion and Birth Control!

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE
Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women with Dr. Susan Wicklund, author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, is now available on YouTube. This video is divided into 15 short sections: presentations followed by questions and answers. Watch this clip to get a taste, then follow the links to watch the whole film! Here’s the entire playlist.

Dr. Wicklund and Sunsara Taylor

ABORTION IS NOT MURDER. FETUSES ARE NOT BABIES. WOMEN ARE NOT INCUBATORS!
A whole generation of women and men have been kept in the dark from these basic facts, and left disarmed in the face of this anti-women movement that will not stop nor find “common ground” with women’s right to control the most basic of decisions affecting their lives.

Bring this message to your community or campus!

Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women is also available on DVD, specially designed for use in classrooms and by school groups. Order a copy (or several) online today! Contact us about the possibility of bringing this sort of presentation to your classroom in person. World Can’t Wait can provide speakers with scientific and moral clarity on the topic of women’s right to abortion, answering the hard questions, and motivating students to stand up at this crucial moment for women’s rights. Read a report from a Cleveland high school.

CONTACT WORLD CAN’T WAIT

Bring this message to many more people!
Call or email Lina Thorne: lina@worldcantwait.org • 718.825.9119

Find out more here.

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Photos from today at CBS HQ (Christian Brainwashing Superbowl)

Today at CBS Headquarters. The NYPD came and threw us out of the lobby when we tried to deliver almost 200,000 letters protesting the Focus on the Family ad today.

Speaking out

What does CBS mean?

Debra Sweet

Cancel Broadcast Sexism

Christian Bigoted Super Bowl

Christian Broadcast System

And one photo from the San Francisco protest against CBS:

San Francisco

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From CBS to the Prayer Breakfast: Is Tebow the New Poster Boy for Theocracy?

Just got back from our lunch-time protest against CBS! It was very spirited – CBS freaked out and called the police on our relatively small gathering, but 6 of us managed to get in the doors and tried to deliver some of the messages that have been collected demanding the Super Bowl not feature Focus on the Family’s anti-abortion ad. Shelby Knox was there: especially moving was her story about the 14 year old girl living in Lubbock, TX who ends up in a Crisis Pregnancy Center and is lied to, manipulated and told she just has to give birth. Sunsara Taylor was there too, her usual fiery self. Some NYU students as well as others came out; and a few people stopped on the street and joined on the spot.

MEANWHILE, at the National Prayer Breakfast this morning, Obama, Clinton and… you guessed it: Tim Tebow spoke about “civility” and “faith.” Yep, Tebow’s really becoming the go-to poster boy when it comes to anti-women and anti-gay theocratic politics. Truly, Heisman-winning, straight, white, Christian fundamentalist college football players are the real experts on how women and gay people should live their lives. And Obama is still preaching Common Ground.

Little background for those who haven’t connected this seemingly harmless annual event to one of the most theocratic organizations in existence:

The NY Times reported yesterday:

The objections are focused on the sponsor of the breakfast, a secretive evangelical Christian network called The Fellowship, also known as The Family, and accusations that it has ties to legislation in Uganda that calls for the imprisonment and execution of homosexuals.

The piece goes on to quote Jeff Sharlet, author of the excellent book The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (Harper Perennial, 2009). I highly recommend it to all those who want to understand better the agenda of this shadowy right-wing group. They not only run the National Prayer Breakfast (that every President is expected to attend), operate the C-Street house that Governor Sanford and other high level right-wing politicians live in while in Washington, DC, but they have members around the world. Including the Ugandan politicians who introduced the “Kill the Gays” legislation.

Protesting against the National Prayer Breakfast

Protesting against the National Prayer Breakfast (NY Times)

Rachel Maddow had a good interview on the subject the other night. I’m glad The Family is finally getting some attention.

But we need to break open some real resistance!

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What Does “C B S” Stand for?

If they air the Focus on the Family ad Sunday in the Super Bowl, CBS should change their name to “Christian Broadcast Syndicate”.

We’re taking signs tomorrow to CBS headquarters with creative uses of the acronym “CBS”.  Bring your own, or post your ideas here so we can make signs are represent you.  “Christian Broadcasting Syndicate?” “Cancel Sexist Broadcasting”? “Complete B– S–?” Be creative!   6th Avenue & 52nd Street in NYC or on Facebook here.

See the Women’s Media Center collection of signs and videos about why CBS should cancel the ad.  Here are some more:

The Raging Grannies of South Florida made a video

Planned Parenthood’s video: Sean James and Al Joyner respond to the Tebow Super Bowl ad

Sunsara Taylor (World Can’t Wait Advisory Board & Revolution writer) video

Yesterday’s blog post on this subject.

Press release for February 4 protest at CBS Headquarters, NYC

Press Alert

February 3, 2010

Contact: Lina Thorne  718 809 3803            wcwpressteam@gmail.com

Protest to Demand CBS Not Broadcast Anti-Abortion Super Bowl Ad

When: Thursday February 4   12:00 pm

Where: CBS TV Headquarters 51 West 52nd Street, New York City

Photo Op: What does “C B S” stand for?

Proponents of choice for women facing unplanned pregnancy will deliver more than 200,000 letters Thursday to CBS headquarters urging the network not to run an ad with an anti-abortion message in Sunday’s 2010 Super Bowl broadcast.

The 30 second ad purchased by Focus on the Family has generated controversy because CBS had previously refused to run ads deemed to have a political or controversial message, including a 2004 message from Moveon.org critical of President George W. Bush and a message from the United Church of Christ welcoming gays into their church.

The ad in question features Pam Tebow, mother of NFL star Tim Tebow, on her choice to continue her pregnancy in 1987 while a Christian missionary in the Philippines, despite being advised by physicians to consider termination to avoid potentially dangerous complications to her health and loss of her life.

Writer Sunsara Taylor said, “The problem with this ad is it promotes the idea that a woman’s fundamental role is to have babies, and if she risks her life to do so, she should be celebrated. Women are not breeders. CBS should change its name to the ‘Christian Broadcast Service’ or stop the ad.” Film of Sunsara Taylor

“Focus on the Family does not promote harmless ‘family values’ but Dark Ages ideology.  They actively oppose abortion, even to save the life of the woman, and birth control; say that gays are an ‘abomination,’ and that the earth was made 6,000 years ago.  They actively organize their millions of supporters to protest at abortion clinics and exclude gay and lesbian members of their churches.  That CBS is allowing them to breach a wall into the Super Bowl, and reach millions with their anti-abortion message is an outrage” said Debra Sweet, Director of the World Can’t Wait.

More than 200,000 protest messages were collected by Credo Action and the Women’s Media CenterWorld Can’t Wait is sponsoring the street protest.

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NE Abortion Opponents Trying to Stop Dr. Carhart: “Abortion Pain Prevention Act”

One thing we can be absolutely clear about: abortion opponents do not care about the pain of women.  Proof of that is the fact that they orchestrate a parade of women to take the stage, sometimes literally, and tell wrenching stories of how sad, guilty, or devastated they are because they had an abortion years ago.

Dr. Carhart is a Hero

The great majority of those women would have dealt with their feelings about abortion and done fine if they hadn’t run into the “abortion is murder” cabal.  They would have felt the main emotion most women feel after ending an unplanned pregnancy: relief, sometimes accompanied by regret that they couldn’t bear a child at that time.  But now they’ve become symbols of how women, allegedly, are not responsible enough to run our own lives, and make our own decisions.

The main mission of the anti-abortion movement is to cause women pain, keep us subservient and unable to control the one most basic aspect of our lives: when and if we will bear children, and under what terms.

Now that Scott Roeder has admitted he fantasized and planned for almost 20 years to kill George Tiller before he actually did it on May 31, and he’s become a martyr to their movement, it looks like he will do some long prison time.  But the anti-abortion movement is quickly moving on to another target, Dr. Leroy Carhart, who announced last month that he’s doing later term abortions in his Nebraska office.

Dr. Carhart’s clinic is picketed daily by up to several dozen protesters.  Troy Newman, who succeeded in creating a climate in Wichita in which Dr. Tiller was killed, then complained to the Nebraska Attorney General over non-existent violations in Dr. Carhart’s office.  World Can’t Wait and other pro-choice groups sent thousands of messages of protest to Jon Bruning, the Attorney General, telling him to protect Dr. Carhart, not harass him. Omaha.com reports that 5,000 participated in this year’s Walk for “Life” in Omaha.

Now comes the Abortion Pain Prevention Act introduced by Nebraska Speaker of the Legislature Mike Flood on Jan. 21.

Jill Stanek, writing on WorldNetDaily.com — where life is great as long as you’re not actually born, or don’t live in Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine — or you don’t have the view that American life is more important than other lives:

“The Abortion Pain Prevention Act takes us into a whole new world of abortion law, banning all abortions after 20 gestational weeks on the basis of a preborn baby’s capacity to feel the pain of it all. At this age a baby anatomically “has the physical structures necessary to experience pain,” states the bill, based on scientific evidence.

The only exception would be if a mother “has a condition which so complicates her medical condition as to necessitate the abortion of her pregnancy to avert her death or to avert serious risk of substantial and irreversible physical impairment of a major bodily function,” states the bill.”

Stanek presents some photos of tiny babies, possibly alive, but with no indication of what they illustrate, with the comment that “if born, particularly at 23 weeks or older, wanted babies often live and thrive.”  True.  The operative word here is wanted and the woman in whom they reside will be the judge of that, not Stanek, Flood, Roeder, Newman or Randall Terry.

At least Flood is honest.  “I feel strongly that what Dr. Carhart wants to do is unacceptable,” Flood said. “I am introducing this to stop Dr. Carhart from performing late-term abortions.”

Dr. Carhart, for his part, said on KETV News in Omaha that he’s ready for the battle.  I have no doubt that he is, in that he’s weathered two Supreme Court cases, the total destruction of his home and barn in 1991, along with his horses, the loss of his best friend in Dr. Tiller, and he’s continuing to push forward even more strongly to care for women when they need abortion.

So, let’s back him up!

Many of you stood on the streets of Bellevue, NE this past summer with us, standing between “Operation Rescue” and his clinic, or signed a petition last month against the complaints filed by OR and their associates.

Dr. Carhart’s office has issued a request to all supporters, for a “flood” of messages against this harmful abortion ban to be sent to the legislator who introduced it. If you send a message, please cc Dr. Carhart’s office at info@abortionclinics.org so that he at least can keep track of the support, even if the Nebraska Legislature doesn’t.

Sen. Mike Flood
Speaker of the Legislature
Room #2103
P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
Phone: (402) 471-2929
Email: mflood@leg.ne.gov

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Roeder Trial in Wichita Gets Stranger by the Day

I tried to follow the logic of the anti-abortionists supporting Scott Roeder as his defense argues that he was compelled to kill George Tiller to “save the babies.”   Donna Holman rode the TruthVan to Wichita, joined by Michael Bray (late of Virginia, having served time for bombing a clinic in the 80′s), but is very critical of the rest of the anti-abortion groups for not being as visible as their van is.

Supporters of Abortion Doctor Killer Roeder

I didn’t make the following up, but quote it from an email from Holman, who complains that the local anti-abortionists aren’t supporting Roeder publicly:

“Mr. Roeder acted as if the children Tiller killed were worth defending, a big “NO-NO” in pro-life circles. Pro-lifers cannot come up with a logical argument as to why the double standard? Why is it OK to use force, even deadly force, to protect a classroom of kindergarten children, but it is forbidden to use force to protect pre-born children slated for abortion? Are pre-born children worth less than post-born children? If so, we have tacitly admitted that a mother DOES have a right to kill her unborn child! Her unborn child is somehow sub-human and NOT entitled to an inalienable Right of Life.

The past 3 days Truthvan has been prominently parked at the entrance of the Sedgwick County Courthouse. The despised children pictured on the van are junior prosecutors; their tortured bodies are an indictment to the authorities sanctioning their demise. Tiller should have been judiciously hung like “Chemical Ali.” George Tiller might be alive today if these authorities did not protect his baby-killing operation.”

It’s hard to know where to start with this, but let’s go for the last point that the “authorities” protecting George Tiller were responsible for his murder.   George was shot at close range twice, the second time fatally by Scott Roeder on May 31.  His clinic, home, staff, and patients were constantly harassed for decades, with an all-out assault starting in 2001 by Operation Rescue, whose leader, Troy Newman, moved to Wichita with the sole purpose of “taking out” Dr. Tiller.

The authorities did not protect George.  The whole “pro-life” cabal played their separate parts in leading to his murder; the thousands who gathered to surround his clinic in 1991 and 2001, threatening him and the patients; those who came more regularly to surround the clinic, and picket the homes and businesses of his staff and their families.

How about the former Attorney General of Kansas, Phil Kline, who took George to court, twice, unsuccessfully, on completely bogus charges, but in the meantime tried to get the records of thousands of his patients?

Check this out: that same Phil Kline, no longer in office, and living out of state, will be in court testifying for Roeder’s defense Thursday.

The “authorities” may not be directly pulling the trigger to kill abortion doctors as Ms. Donna Holman wants, but they’ve played their own role in making abortion dangerous for women and doctors.

Elective pregnancy termination remains the most widespread, and safest, of all minor surgical procedures in the U.S. and in fact early abortions aren’t surgical at all.

The danger comes from the raving anti-abortion lunatics on the streets outside doctor’s offices, in the halls of Congress, and spread around the U.S. in “authority.”

The anti-abortion movement is not about saving babies.  It’s purpose is to keep women locked into forced motherhood.

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Youth for “Life” Argue “Women ARE Incubators!”

In front of the Supreme Court on January 22, 2010, I waded into the crowds of anti-abortion kids (followed by photographers and video, including the clip below featured in the Washington Post coverage) on a mission. I wanted to know what and how they think; how they are being told to think, and challenge them.   In every group, there was that one or two who listened, and looked me in the eye, and communicated that they had never heard anyone say what I said, and were intrigued and thinking.

I’ve met enough people who were once Christian fundamentalists, and even people who participated in these fascist social movements, to know some can be peeled away if we struggle with them over what reality is, and don’t give up on them and their capacity to understand the world and transform themselves and change, even dramatically.

Washington Post Video of the March for Life

Gagged by "Life"

Gagged for "Life"

Across the country, the symbolic protest of youth wearing red tape over their mouths with the word LIFE is said to unify the message, and show silent protest.  A pro-choice friend watching this in Houston outside Planned Parenthood earlier in the week, seeing them for the first time, wrote

We are a hell of a lot more interesting than they are.  We have facts and we can speak.   They have no facts and they are gagged. If they do this again, I’m making a sign that says, WOMEN WILL NOT BE GAGGED!

Until I was in this huge crowd of people, all with tape over their mouths, I did not realize how goofy that was.  It was hard to imagine.  Once we were in this crowd, watching them act like a bunch of people who were hypnotized, it reminded me of Jim Jones.  Several times I got a really creepy feeling.  I wish I had taken a picture of that horrible guy with the doll impaled on the pitchfork.

I took my own sign into the anti’s gathering around us.  “Abortion is NOT Murder…Fetuses are NOT Children…Women are NOT Incubators!”  I asked what they thought.  Wrong, wrong, wrong.  Women ARE incubators, they argues.  No irony there.

Here are some of the claims I heard repeatedly in the crowd, some from dozens of youth:

“Thousands (or millions) of women die each year in the U.S. from abortions.

Ah no, the death rate from abortion is less than one per million abortions in the U.S.  The serious complication rate is .03 percent.

“You don’t know, because you don’t do your research.  Ambulances leave abortion clinics every day with dead women, and it’s all covered up because you all have the money and control the media.”

Where did you learn that?

“It’s true.  Just look on the internet.”

Oops.  I did.  Look for comprehensive research on the incident of abortion and its safety at the Guttmacher Institute. Facts on Induced Abortion in the United States.

Of course, you can read the claims of the anti-abortion movement all over the internet on sites such as Circle of Prayer, which gives no numbers, but claims that women receiving abortions are “raped, sexually assaulted, mutilated and killed.”  That would scare you if you thought the stories were true.  They are not.

“Women regret their abortions.” Thousands of kids carried signs saying that.

Most women feel relief over ending an unwanted pregnancy.  They might be sad or joyful, or wish their lives were different.  The ones who feel regret have had to live through decades of propaganda from the anti-abortion movement calling abortion murder, telling women what to feel.

“You are killing babies.” These kids are told they are “survivors of the abortion holocaust” which has “killed 50,000,000 babies since 1973.”

A fetus is not a baby.  It has no capacity to live independently of a woman’s body.  When it’s born, it becomes a baby, with a separate respiratory, nervous, circulatory and digestive system.”  A fetus is “living” only because it’s inside a woman, and has no independent social existence until it’s born.  Women — who are alive — must have control over their own bodies, and be able to determine whether they will carry each pregnancy.

See  “The Facts of the Matter: Fetuses Are NOT Babies, Abortion Is NOT Murder, and There Is No Such Thing as “Partial-Birth Abortion”

If you didn’t want to get pregnant, you shouldn’t have had sex.” and the variant:

“If you get pregnant, it’s your fault.”

Outside the abstinence-only classes a lot of these kids are forced to take, and probably right after those classes for a lot of kids, this idiocy flies in the face of reality.  People have sex the world over for many reasons other than conception; admittedly, in a male-dominated world, women don’t always of even often get to set the terms for sexual relations. Birth control fails, often, especially when you’re young and you’ve been lied to about how bodies work, and many young women are bullied into not using it to keep the affection of boyfriends.

Why does this have anything to do with “fault?”  Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unintended.  But pregnancy only happens to the woman, even if she does have a supportive partner, and it becomes her responsibility, primarily to raise children.   This is why the woman must have the ability to decide, for each pregnancy, whether or not to bear a child.

There is a lot more here to mine, and much work to be done on answering the enforced idiocy these kids are being fed.  The future of humanity, including more than half of it, depends on this.

What do you think?  Let’s have a conversation about how to answer these students.

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San Francisco: Standing for Women’s Lives & Abortion Rights

"Anti-Choice Bigots Unwelcome in San Francisco"

Saturday, January 23, a west coast “March for Life” brought thousands of people against abortion into San Francisco.  A few dozen pro-choice supporters infiltrated the beginning of their march, and staged an action that briefly halted the march. People from 20 to 81 years old held a banner reading “Anti Choice Bigots Not Welcome in San Francisco” crosswise, until police roughly yanked them off the street.

On Friday, in Oakland, pro-choice activists surrounded the area’s largest abortion clinic, as anti-abortion activists protested there.

See the East Bay Express coverage.

Bea Johnson spoke for World Can’t Wait at the rally of about 100 pro-choice people.

Every year the ominous drumbeats grow louder and closer: we are up against a dangerous, highly organized movement backed from top levels of government and society, that’s out to overturn Roe and to destroy women’s humanity – by destroying our right to make for ourselves the most fundamental decisions that affect our lives and the lives of all around us.

Whether it’s the Catholic Church misleading its flock – or the Christian Fascists who believe women’s bodies and lives are the property of men or of the white male dominated bi-partisan congress attaching anti-abortion amendments to phony health care reform bills….  we must defeat this danger.

We live in the most powerful country on earth, which is unleashing the most violent military advance in history on impoverished people in 3 different countries as we speak, and torturing people in prisons in Afghanistan as well as Guantanamo. One war is now escalating, partly in the name of defending women’s rights – while in Afghanistan; the pro-US President Karzai oversees massive electoral fraud – and new laws that legalize marital rape

All this devastation began with Bush, and is continuing under the leadership of the first Black president, who just won the Nobel Peace Prize, after a campaign that mobilized women, people of color, queers, people against the war, and progressive people who believed that electing this president would move the country in a new direction.

The U.S. is wracked with division over the crimes initiated by the previous Bush regime and over the continuing strain on its military and economy and the culture wars now boiling… over the social position of women, people of color, immigrants, queer people, and the role of traditional marriage in cementing a stable imperialist society. The rightwing teabag types who enthusiastically embraced the Bush presidency and everything it represented, now howl and rage against Obama, who they call “fascist-socialist” (sic) — “the anti-Christ” – and the “N” word.

Meanwhile democrats, led by Obama, preach that “we must seek common ground” with these rightwing lunatics. The most prominent abortion doctor is shot while in church, and in response, violence and threats against clinics around the country increase. Armed racists gather outside Democrat organized public meetings without police intervention, while students in Pittsburgh are gassed and beaten during the G20 meetings for the world’s elites.

The “progressive president” says he’s against gay marriage on the basis of his religion, and who in power calls him out for it?  Obama promises that the health insurance reform he wants will not become an “abortion bill” or provide coverage to undocumented immigrants. He violates the constitutional separation of church and state by appointing an anti-abortion, anti-birth control Catholic activist to direct the Department of Health and Human Services’ Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and yet…we are told to have faith that this system will work. That we must be willing to compromise. That we must have the stamina to suck it up and work on the next congressional race, and “push” the Democrats into fulfilling  one of the basic planks of their own party platform: abortion and birth control rights for women.

I say for World Can’t Wait: NO, NO, and NO!

What’s really at stake here? Your government wants to make abortion a crime, for which women must suffer, repent, and sometimes die.  Jane Fonda long time radical activist said in response to Stupak:

“People are often surprised that we are still fighting this battle for freedom of choice after so long. I’m not. I’ve come to understand that anti-choice and opposition to contraception has nothing to do with pro-life or pro-fetus; it has everything to do with power and who has it. It represents a mindset that values women mainly for their services as wives and sexual partners to men and as producers and rearers of children.

“Reproduction and sexuality are keys to women’s empowerment. If a woman is able to determine the reproductive and sexual aspects of her life, it means she can also control and determine other aspects of her life. When women are robbed of reproductive health and contraceptive decision-making, they lose an essential element of what it means to be a full human being.”

There is energy out there right now crying to be marshaled. What are we going to do?

There can be no common ground with maniacs.  Stop tying our dreams to what is politically expedient, start speaking the truth, and start acting like human beings with some passion and principles!

We want Abortion on demand and without apology…

Without this basic right, women can never be free.

Dr. Tiller, we will never forget you and we will never go back!

Right to Life – your name’s a lie!  When abortion is illegal, women die!

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