SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | Womyn

34 Years of Right to Abortion: Small Pro-Abortion & Large Anti-Abortion SF Marches
by +
Saturday Jan 20th, 2007 6:38 PM
As we celebrate 34 years of the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, on 1/20/07, in San Francisco for the 3rd year in a row, the Catholic Church sponsored a fascist march under the guise of opposing abortion with their usual 10,000 anti-science, anti-gay, anti-women idiots, escorted by the SF Democratic Party's equally fascist police, numbering in the hundreds, in full battle dress, on motorcycles, and in police vans and cars. About 1000 pro-abortion people showed up, with 100 making it to Aquatic Park. Where was the rest of San Francisco's pro-abortion community?
As we celebrate 34 years of the Supreme Court decision, Roe v. Wade, on 1/20/07, in San Francisco for the 3rd year in a row, the Catholic Church sponsored a fascist march under the guise of opposing abortion with their usual 10,000 anti-science, anti-gay, anti-women idiots, escorted by the SF Democratic Party's equally fascist police, numbering in the hundreds, in full battle dress, on motorcycles, and in police vans and cars. About 1000 pro-abortion people showed up, with 100 making it to Aquatic Park. Where was the rest of San Francisco's pro-abortion community?

Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision which we celebrate each January, guarantees a woman the right to a safe and legal abortion. The fascist movement is so strong now that 90% of US counties have no abortion clinic. Democratic Pres. Bill Clinton wanted to make abortion rare. Democratic Pres. hopeful Hillary Clinton is welcoming more anti-abortion fascists to the Democratic Party. Of course, Senators Reid, Kucinich, Kerry and others have an anti-abortion voting record already. The concentration camps exist already too. So far, the latest Hitler in the White House has obtained from Congress, Democrats & Republicans together, bills removing habeas corpus, continued torture and illegal imprisonment of people at Guantanamo and at secret prisons around the world, just like Nazi Germany. This same Hitler in the White House and his gang perpetrated the 9/11 Inside Job, the American Reichstag Fire, to promote war and fascism to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. We know who was murdered in the concentration camps, not just Jews, but trade unionists, communists, peaceniks, feminists, gay people, and any one with a decent thought in their heads.

San Francisco has almost 1,600 Peace & Freedom Party registered voters and over 12,000 Green Party registered voters. In November 2006, Peace & Fredom Party recieved from 1,900 votes for governor to 5,100 votes for Controller. The Green Party received about 13,000 votes for Governor to 19,000 votes for US Senate. Where were all these people? It was a clear sunny day, reasonably warm for January, so the weather cannot be the excuse.

Showing up for a couple peace marches per year and voting are not enough, as we all know. These anti-abortion marches have nothing to do with abortion and everything to do with establishing a fascist base right here in San Francisco. We saw San Franciscans and residents of the surrounding Bay Area counties at this anti-abortion fascist march. They were escorted by the Democratic Party's anti-abortion fascists in uniform, the San Francisco Police Department, better known locally as an important part of the Democratic Party-Chamber of Commerce-anti-rent control election fraud team to guarantee the "election" of the Democrat's reactionary candidates for mayor, as it did in 1999 and 2003, and will certainly do again this year. They became known as members of that election fraud team when the Democrats' committed massive election fraud on June 3, 1997, the 49er Stadium Swindle election. The latest infamous horror we have experienced on the part of the Democratic Party's police is their refusal to arrest wealthy thugs who viciously beat and injured Yale's singing group, the Baker's Dozen, on New Year's Eve 2006-7, causing one musician to receive a broken jaw and another, a concussion. The thugs are still at large and could attack anyone again, while hurling anti-gay epithets. Many of the San Francisco Police were clearly friends of the anti-abortion fascists, fraternizing with these anti-women fascists every chance they got.

I am proud of every single person who attended the pro-abortion march, and I especially thank the young people who came whom I hope will be there every single year the fascists march in San Francisco, as I certainly will be. Yes, I will be at the peace marches as I have been for over 50 years and voting P&F and Green in every election, and I certainly will be at the barricades, fighting fascism, to my very last breath.