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Anti-Choice Religious Right protest women's right to abortion on Sunday 10/1/06 in SF
by JD
Saturday Sep 23rd, 2006 10:27 PM
The right wing Religious Right is back to celebrate the loss of women's rights and the advancement of their agenda. This will happen in San Francisco on Sunday October 1st on Park Presidio Blvd. between Geary and Clement., from 2:30 to 3:30PM. BACORR and others will be there to support the "No on 85" campaign.
Wait a minute- was that "Life Chain", or "Women in Chains"?

Come out and counter the message of religious extremism for all. This group will be appearing in the Bay Area in the month of October for the Life Chain. Targeted cities include: San Francisco, Sacramento, Lincoln, Citrus Heights and Davis. The plan is to form a nationwide chain bearing signs with a message of intolerance for women and their rights as individuals.

In San Francisco, the Life Chain will be on October 1st on Park Presidio Blvd. between Geary and Clement.

BACORR and others will be there, we hope you will be too. We're having a picnic in support of the "No on 85" campaign (parental consent, the new prop 73). What a coincidence it will be at the same time and place as this demo!


From lifechain's website:
http://nationallifechain.org/

"What Is LIFE CHAIN?

Annually, on the first Sunday in October, LIFE CHAIN invites the churches in each city and town across North America to stand on a designated local sidewalk and pray for one hour, while holding one of the following approved pro-life sign messages:

* ABORTION KILLS CHILDREN
* JESUS FORGIVES AND HEALS
* ADOPTION: THE LOVING OPTION
* LORD, FORGIVE US AND OUR NATION
* ABORTION HURTS WOMEN
* PRAY TO END ABORTION
* LIFE—THE FIRST INALIENABLE RIGHT

"In 2005, well over 1,100 Life Chains were built in America and Canada, and the focus is now on National Life Chain Sunday 2006—to be held October 1, Lord willing, from 2:30 to 3:30 in each time zone across North America. To include your city in 2006, notify National Life Chain of your interest via email National Life Chain or call (530) 671-5500 and download (from this web site) a copy of the Life Chain Manual, along with "15 Steps To A Strong Life Chain." Thereafter, inform your local pastors of your Life Chain plans as early in the New Year as possible, and ask them to schedule your Chain on their church calendar. Early notification to pastors helps to emphasize that your Life Chain is important to you and, hopefully, that it will be to the pastors, also."

"During the Life Chain hour, idle chatter, frivolity, and both verbal and physical responses to motorists are strongly discouraged. LIFE CHAIN is a time for prayerful self-analysis, repentance, and serious commitment to helping end abortion in our nation."

"Accordingly, LIFE CHAIN is not chiefly a demonstration, and its witness is not intended for the viewing public only. Instead, its first goal is to minister to its own participants—to those who call Christ their Lord and hold pro-life messages that declare abortion a grave evil that defames the name and holiness of God (Leviticus 18:21). Indeed the Church that Christ founded has drifted into cold indifference toward the sacredness of human life, and the result has been the mindless surgical killing and mutilation of over 45 million preborn Americans, plus untold millions who have fallen victim to abortive chemicals and medical neglect."