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1/19 Pro-Abortion March SF Justin Herman Plaza; Maybe Market Street March Too
by &
Wednesday Dec 19th, 2007 6:21 PM
The best defense is a good offense: After 3 years of anti-abortion marches, we finally were first to obtain a permit for a pro-abortion rally celebrating 35 years of Roe v. Wade, at Justin Herman Plaza, Market & Embarcadero, San Francisco, hopefully followed by a march on Market Street filling the street and sidewalks to Civic Center, as we did 1989-1992, and these pro-abortion rallies and marches must be every year to expand women's right to abortion and repeal the April 2007 Supreme Court decision criminalizing late term abortions.
The best defense is a good offense: After 3 years of anti-abortion marches, we finally were first to obtain a permit for a pro-abortion rally celebrating 35 years of Roe v. Wade, at Justin Herman Plaza, Market & Embarcadero, San Francisco, hopefully followed by a march on Market Street filling the street and sidewalks to Civic Center, as we did 1989-1992, and these pro-abortion rallies and marches must be every year to expand women's right to abortion and repeal the April 2007 Supreme Court decision criminalizing late term abortions.

This glorious news was announced at:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/12/19/18467881.php
We are facing a rapidly increasingly fascist society and do not want to be fighting fascism as the White Rose Society tried to do circa 1941 in Nazi Germany. Nazi Germany too was anti-abortion, anti-women and anti-science, promoting a women's place as Kinder, Kuche, Kirche, with children, in the kitchen and in church. The anti-abortion majority, all of whom were approved by Democrats and Republicans, namely Chief Justice Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas prevailed over the pro-abortion minority, Breyers, Ginsburg, Souter and Stephens in cirminalizing late term abortions in April 18, 2007 in Gonzales v. Carhart. It will not be long before this backward country repeals all abortion except in the case of rape, incest, fetal impairment or a women's health problems as happened in Poland, or ban it as is the case in Ireland, both countries about as backward as the USA, the most backward country in the industrialized world as it has no national healthcare system.

ABORTION IS PART OF WOMEN'S HEALTHCARE AND WE MUST HAVE FREE ABORTION ON DEMAND REGARDLESS OF ABILITY TO PAY, AGE OR MARITAL STATUS OR ANY OTHER RESTRICTION IN ALL COUNTIES IN THE USA. Currently, 87% of US counties do not have any abortion clinic. Other horrors are:
From:
http://www.guttmacher.org/pubs/sfaa/print/california.html
• In 2000, 41% of California counties had no abortion provider. 4% of California women lived in these counties. In the West census region, where California is located, 19% of women having abortions traveled at least 50 miles, and 6% traveled more than 100 miles.

• In California, 2 metropolitan areas lack an abortion provider: Merced; Visalia-Tulare-Porterville

PLEASE, EVERYONE, BE AT JUSTIN HERMAN PLAZA, MARKET AND EMBARCADERO (Embarcadero BART), San Francisco, January 19, 2008 and let's fill Market Street for a long overdue march on Market Street to Civic Center, and WE MUST DO THIS EVERY YEAR REGARDLESS OF WHO IS PRESIDENT TO EXPAND WOMEN'S RIGHT TO ABORTION TO ALL US COUNTIES AND ALL WOMEN AND REPEAL THE SUPREME COURT RULING CRIMINALIZING LATE TERM ABORTIONS.

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by woman who has had an abortion
Thursday Dec 20th, 2007 9:33 AM
Sorry to quibble. But the debate over who has children, when and why and under what circumstances, or doesnt have children...is much broader than abortion. The Walk for Life West Coast has a set of political demands that begin with criminalizing abortion and continue from there to include discontinuing any sort of public funding or education for sex ed, contraceptives, et all...so, while I'm totally appreciative of the hard work ya'll have done and while I do plan to be there, I'm not there as someone who is reflexivly pro-abortion, or pro birth..I'm there as someone who believes in investing women with as much informed decison making power as possible using a wide range of publicly funded initiatives, legal finding and enforced rights.
by marimar
Sunday Jan 20th, 2008 12:32 PM
In BACORR statements as well as focus, we talk about the need for comprehensive sex education, health care that's unconditional and universal, the right for women to control their bodies not just having to do with abortion, but also the need to end forced sterilization and the overall END to criminalization of acts that women take into their own hands, for their OWN lives. I'm in agreement, and so is BACORR: there is something bigger going on, and though abortion happens to be the main talking point, it's a very wide scope. In order for the movement to gain momentum, we've got to bring ALL people into this, and make the essential connections.