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November 5th: Stop the War on Reproductive Rights!
Stop the War on Reproductive Rights! Rally at Dolores Park in SF, 1:30-4:00pm on Saturday, November 5th, 2005 followed by a Take Back the Night March
Stop the War on Reproductive Rights! Rally at Dolores Park in SF, 1:30-4:00pm
Saturday, November 5th, 2005 followed by a Take Back the Night March
Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights is holding a rally in Dolores Park,
Nov. 5th from 1- 4:30.
BACORR, one of the Bay Area’s oldest direct action reproductive rights groups,
recently re-formed itself to mobilize resistance and raise awareness in response to
the attacks on women’s reproductive rights and the surge in attacks on clinics in
the Bay Area. In just this last year, San Francisco has been targeted three times by
militant, nationally based anti-choice groups, whose stated intent is to erode
California’s support for women, their reproductive rights and body integrity.
Moreover, San Francisco will once again be subjected to the misogynistic,
pseudo-feminist tactics of the “Walk for Life”, a groups headed by Feminists for
Life, Democrats for Life. The San Francisco Diocese is a major co-sponsor of this
Where will you be?
In January 2005, 5,000 members of the anti-choice community marched in San Francisco
streets, aided and abetted by the San Francisco diocese and led by two local women.
In May, Operation Rescue, harassed gynecologists at the Convention of the College
of Obstetricians and Gynecologist at the Moscone center and harassed a gynecologist
in her own neighborhood in Oakland, because of her much-needed work helping to
provide late-term abortions at a abortion clinic in Wichita Kansas.
In July, “The Crusade for Life” targeted Planned Parenthood up the coast and
harassed Planned Parenthood clinics in San Francisco for one full week.
Come for a day at the park to demand full reproductive justice! Help build a
grassroots movement to end the surge in repressive attacks on women’s health and
freedom. Learn what you can do to counter anti-choice fundamentalists coming to San
Francisco on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January 2006.
BACORR’s demands include:
ü No on Prop 73! The Parental Notification Initiative on the ballot November
8 targets young women’s fundamental right to abortion and will especially impact
low-income women and women of color if passed.
ü Supreme Court justices and laws supporting a woman’s right to control her
body! Expand civil liberties for all!
ü Repeal the racist Hyde Amendment! Passed in 1976 and renewed annually by
both Democrats and Republicans, this law bans funding for abortion for women in the
military or on Medicaid.
ü Universal healthcare, safe birth control, pre-natal care, and affordable
ü Defend the clinics from right-wing terrorism!
ü End forced sterilization abuse of women of color.
ü End the war on women at home and abroad!
Featuring speakers, entertainment, performances,
information tables, and art. At 19th and Dolores Streets
in San Francisco’s Mission District. Initiated by the Bay
Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights (BACORR).
Take Back the Night is a march to demand an end to
violence against women. On November 5th we will be
marching against gendered violence and to be able to walk
the streets free from violence and criminalization.
People of all genders are invited and encouraged to
BACORR is a grassroots coalition with a long history that includes defeating the
right-wing group Operation Rescue through organized clinic defense. In 2005, we
continue to build independent political action, to mobilize highly visible direct
actions and to expand our reproductive freedom and health liberation. BACORR is a
multi-issue coalition composed of passionate, intelligent, all-inclusive individuals
and groups active on all fronts of the struggle for freedom and equality for women,
people of color, poor and working people, and people of all genders, sexualities,
ages, and disability and immigrant status. BACORR sees reproductive choice as an
integral part of a larger struggle for the liberation and self-determination of all
people. Working towards our vision, we understand that we cannot depend on the
courts or cops, nor rely on Republican or Democratic officials, to defend our
rights. Instead, we need a mighty reproductive rights movement in the streets to
liberation. Come fight back with BACORR!
For more information, to help to organize this event, or to endorse, please email
BACORRinfo [at] riseup.net
BACORR meets regularly in SF and the East Bay. We welcome groups to join our