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Protesting Anti-Abortion March
by Felix
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
A spirited counter demonstration of about 400 confronted a large number of anti-abortion protesters who had been bussed into San Francisco from as far away as San Diego and Reno to march in the streets of San Francisco opposing the right to choice. The anti-abortion march made a pretense of being "protecting women from abortion." But protesters exposed these lies bringing out that abortion is safe -- in fact much safer than carrying a fetus until birth. That where abortion is illegal many women die horrible deaths from illegal abortions and that without the right to control her on body and reproduction women cannot really be free.
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A spirited counter demonstration of about 400 confronted a large number of anti-abortion protesters who had been bussed into San Francisco from as far away as San Diego and Reno to march in the streets of San Francisco opposing the right to choice. The anti-abortion march made a pretense of being "protecting women from abortion." But protesters exposed these lies bringing out that abortion is safe -- in fact much safer than carrying a fetus until birth. That where abortion is illegal many women die horrible deaths from illegal abortions and that without the right to control her on body and reproduction women cannot really be free.

There were a lot of creative protest that brought out the horror that the forced imposition of a biblically-based patriarchy would mean for women and for society overall. The sisters of perpetual indulgence were there with some great musical numbers and offering condoms to teenage anti-abortion protesters. World Can't Wait had President Bush in a jail cell and a sign saying, "No to Anti-women, Gay Hating, Christian Fascist Theocracy. A man wearing a George Bush mask and carrying a 4 foot tall Holy Bible, led -- with a large paper mache chain -- a number of women carrying coat hangers through the anti-abortion demo before they were thrust out by police.

I was struck by the anger and determination of many young people at the demonstration. With a number of crucial Supreme Court cases on abortion scheduled for this year there is a real need to bring massive numbers of people into the streets to say NO! to these attacks on abortion, as well as the whole direction in which US society is headed.
§Confronting Antis
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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§On the barricades
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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§Chains in Anti-Abortion Demo
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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Pro-Choice Demonstrators led by man with George Bush mask and carrying large bible merge with the Anti-Abortion march.
§Police Bush Bush Out
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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Police Bush George Bush out of the anti-abortion march
§Homophobe for Life
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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While much of the anti-abortion march hid behind for their phony concern for women, some let their real gay-bashing anti-woman feelings come out in the open.
§Line of cops protect anti-abortion march
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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§Determined
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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§Anger
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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§World Cant Wait
by Felix Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 11:26 AM
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World Can't Wait float with Bush in cage.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by ausblog
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 7:25 PM


World estimations of the number of terminations carried out each year is somewhere between 20 and 88 million.(likely 55 to 60)

Over 3,500 per day / Over 1.3 million per year in America alone.

50% of that 1.3 million claimed failed birth control was to blame.

A further 48% had failed to use any birth control at all.

And 2% had medical reasons.

That means a staggering 98% of unwanted pregnancies may have been avoided had an effective birth control been used.




I am a 98% pro-lifer, 2% Pro-choicer, who has no religious convictions at all . I didn't need the fear of god or anything else to come to my decision, just a good sense of what is right and wrong.
You see we were all once a fetus. Is it beyond the realm of possibilities that when your mother first learned she was carrying you, she may have considered her options? What if she had decided to terminate? Would that have been OK?
You would not exist, if you have children they would not exist, and your (husband or wife) would be married to someone else. You would have been deprived of all your experiences and memories. In this day and age with terminations being so readily available and so many being carried out, if you make it to full term you can consider yourself lucky.
Lucky you had a mother that made the choice of life for you.

Don't you think they all deserve the same basic human right, LIFE?


At the point of conception is when life began for you. This was the start of your existence. Your own personal big bang. Three weeks after conception heart started to beat. First brain waves recorded at six weeks after conception. Seen sucking thumb at seven weeks after conception.

Though it pains me to say it , there may always be a need for the 2% medical reasons and such, but that's all.

So how do we get the other 98% to be responsible...................

How do we get them to be honest with themselves, about when life begins.

egg+sperm = human being


If you still think the point of conception is NOT when life begins, and all you have is a clump of cells and not a living human being.
Then at least concider this -

Soon after you were conceived you were no more than a clump of cells.
This clump of cells was you at your earliest stage, you had plenty of growing to do but this clump of cells was you none the less. Think about it.
Aren't you glad you were left unhindered to develope further.
Safe inside your mother's womb until you were born.

Sadly many prefer an occasional abortion, over using birth control, they have all kinds of reasons, each of them selfish.

Then there's the christian impossition,and their men in high places.(all a bit talibanish, church and state should never entwine) their stance against birth control has only added to the numbers.
People should be able to CHOOSE, to use birth control, so they don't have to make another choice.

I'd like to see effective birth control made available to all who can't afford it.

Sanity must provale, abortions should remain available and safe to the 2% and such, and the rest need to have a good look at themselves and get their act together.

I'd also like to see a 4D ultrasound in every clinnic to provide a more informed choice,
before going through with something they may regret.



Want to know how to find humanity-?

True humanity can only be achieved, by concidering others/ caring about others, as much as, if not more than yourself.

Until we do we are no more than an uncivilisation,

with all the uncivilised things that we do...
















by Young and pro life
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 8:36 PM
Choice comes when you decide to have sex. If you can't deal with the consequences of a relationship, behave differently. Sex can result in pregnancy, even if people are careful, Face the facts. Abortion shuld not be available for contraception. I am young and am horrified at the abortion industry and the extremism that would justify taking the life of the unborn. I also oppose Bush as do other pro lifers I know. The old pro choice movement needs to be exposed for their anti scientific propaganda. Life needs protection.
by prochoice
Sunday Jan 21st, 2007 10:15 PM
It is not appropriate for you at your age and with your life experience to make judgements for me at my age and with my life experience. You are entitled to your views, but if you don't respect mine, there's an end to it. You should inform yourself with less bias against others who disagree with you. Saying no to sex is not the answer. What if I'm a sex worker? Would you respect that? Until you understand better why people make the choices they make, you should respect that they may know what's better for themselves than you do.
by you need to ask questions
Monday Jan 22nd, 2007 9:42 PM
about the circumstances of the 98% who (what glib statement did you make?) "just need to get there shit together. Uh-huh. Girl, someday your shit is gonna hit the fan- you better hope no one dismisses you and your sitch that lightly. You need to educate yourself about that 98% ...not write them off as a faceless mass....
by Sister Viva L'Amour
Wednesday Feb 14th, 2007 10:42 AM
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Dearest Darlings,

I wanted to give credit where credit is duly deserved. Without the diligent work of the Church Ladies for Choice, we would have not been nearly as song-ful. The Church Ladies - whilst dear to Sisters' hearts - are in fact a separate group and we were so blessed to have them with us that gorgeous Saturday.

Thanks for sharing this article with us, Felix!

Blessings & Amour,

Sister Viva L'Amour des Hommes
viva {at} thesisters {dot} org

Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc. - San Francisco
http://thesisters.org

(Photo credit: <a href="http://flickr.com/photos/mpieracci/" title="Michael's Flickr page">Michael Pierraci)