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Jan 24, 10:30 a.m.: SF Defend Right to Abortion Rally
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Saturday Jan 17th, 2009 9:28 AM
10,000 anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage terrorists will visit San Francisco for the 5th, and hopefully the last, time, on January 24 at 10:30 a.m., Market and Embarcadero, the day we commemorate the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women in the US a right to a safe and legal abortion. We need hundreds of thousands of pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage people to put this Catholic Church sponsored event back on their buses, peacefully, and send them home for good.
10,000 anti-abortion and anti-gay marriage terrorists will visit San Francisco for the 5th, and hopefully the last, time, on January 24 at 10:30 a.m., Market and Embarcadero, the day we commemorate the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, which guaranteed women in the US a right to a safe and legal abortion. We need hundreds of thousands of pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage people to put this Catholic Church sponsored event back on their buses, peacefully, and send them home for good.

For more information on how you can help, see:
http://www.bacorr.org/

The passage of Prop 8, temporarily overturning gay marriage in California, should be a wake up call to everyone who has not attended the previous 4 anti-women hate marches of the Catholic Church in San Francisco. The Catholic Church is a cover for a huge fascist movement, using abortion and gay marriage as smokescreens. They now have 7 million supporters (52%) who voted for Proposition 8, overturning gay marriage, while the pro-gay marriage forces had 6.4 million voters. See
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2008_general/7_votes_for_against.pdf
A total of 13.7 million people voted in a state with 27 million adults. See
http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/sov/2008_general/3_voter_part_stats_by_county.pdf
THIS MEANS A LOT OF YOUNG PEOPLE, THE MOST LIKELY SUPPORTERS OF GAY MARRIAGE, DID NOT VOTE. You can make amends on January 24; you can help us defend the right, especially your right if you are ages 10-52 and female, to abortion, and if you are male, defend the women in your lives and your communities. In fact, anything that affects women, the 52% majority of the population, affects the whole society, SO EVERYBODY MUST SHOW UP FOR THIS EVENT.

THE RIGHT TO ABORTION IS ALREADY CRIMINALIZED FOR THE LAST 3 MONTHS OF PREGNANCY: The anti-abortion majority, Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas, defeated the pro-abortion minority, Breyer, Ginsburg, Souter and Stevens, and criminalized late term abortions, making it possible to jail doctors and women who authorize or have abortions in the last 3 months of pregnancy. The Democratically-controlled Congress with its new Democratic president, could pass a law overturning this Supreme Court decision, but there are so many anti-abortion Democrats, including Senate Majority leader Harry Reid, that is not likely to happen. JUST AS WE CANNOT RELY ON THE DEMOCRATS TO CUT OFF US AID TO ISRAEL (THEY ALWAYS VOTE TO SUPPORT IT), WE CANNOT RELY ON THE DEMOCRATS TO DEFEND WOMEN'S RIGHT TO FREE (PAID FOR WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS, AS ALL MEDICAL CARE SHOULD BE) ABORTION ON DEMAND, WITH NO RESTRICTIONS.

Remember, it was Nixon appointee, Justice Blackmun, who wrote the majority opinion in Roe v. Wade, while Kennedy appointee, Justice White, dissented. Republican Pres Nixon was viewed as another Hitler, correctly, yet because of a mass movement, we won this major victory. See
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/historics/USSC_CR_0410_0113_ZS.html
For an audio of the oral argument and more on Roe v. Wade, see
http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/cases/410us113.htm

PLEASE BE THERE, JANUARY 24, 10:30 a.m., MARKET AND THE EMBARCADERO, SAN FRANCISCO.

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by a TG person
Saturday Jan 17th, 2009 2:40 PM
Why does everything have to happen Peacefully?
Can't we be non-peaceful?
Just for one day....
by FlexSF
Saturday Jan 17th, 2009 2:52 PM
What the hell are they doing here? The city is not their territory. It's bad enough that our urban values are only as big as the city limits. But, for them to creep over on the bridge and tunnel to preach to us, when we're not asking for their opinion, is crossing their boundries. Let's send a strong message that their anti-inclusive, threatening, ill-will manner is not welcome here!
by Tehama
Sunday Jan 18th, 2009 8:01 AM
Because if it isn't peaceful, it reflects on us as not only as individuals, but as a movement.
Violence alienates the community at large and detracts for our message.
by a TG person
Sunday Jan 18th, 2009 9:25 AM
Your wrong, Peaceful is not the only way.
Violence got attention in Oakland, and now it is time, for us to show some force in SF.
by blackeye1776
Sunday Jan 18th, 2009 5:26 PM
So we can bring our kids to let them see what bigotry looks like in massive numbers.
by blackeye1776
Sunday Jan 18th, 2009 5:28 PM
IMHO, anyone who seriously suggests violence is probably a troll for the antis.
by :)
Sunday Jan 18th, 2009 9:13 PM
lets at least try to make sure that these christian fascists will NEVER want to come back to San Francisco.
by a TG person
Tuesday Jan 20th, 2009 1:05 PM
Okay good point. We should let children see what bigotry looks like, and yes violence would reflect on us as individuals.
I will be Peaceful.
by blackeye1776
Tuesday Jan 20th, 2009 8:05 PM
Sorry if I called you a troll for the antis, they have done this kind of thing before that's why I said that. I know some of us are very angry about what they are trying to do, we need to channel the anger into the most useful way to make them look like what they are, not victims, not nice people, but bigots and misguided sheep who are willing to sell our rights wholesale because of *their* beliefs. Thanks TG.
by kevin
Thursday Jan 22nd, 2009 9:37 AM
If you, like I, have ever been to one of these marches you will know that these people aren't "terrorists" or "fascists". They are mostly Catholic laity and priests and they are always peaceful. As a gay man and a feminist, I hate their ideology as much as anyone but realize that a harsh word or action will only stir up anger. If you are fighting the culture war, as we are, then let a peaceful culture of resistance be your strongest weapon. I participated with the original BACOOR back when Operation Rescue and Army of God were in full swing and these folks who march each year in SF aren't them. Anyone who tells you otherwise is manipulating you for their own poltical gain. Please come out with your intelligent and carefully worded signs and show the anti-choice folks that we will not be silent or complacent. If you see one of "ours" beginning to act violently or macho (as it is almost ALWAYS a male), call him out. The last thing we, as defenders of reproductive freedom and women's rights, need is yet another man asserting his bullshit authority.

Also, realize that there will be folks in this march calling themselves such ludicrous things as "feminists for life" and other red herring notions such as that. How you respond is what determines what will win the debate in the court of public opinion. For years, the pro-choice movement have been able to steer the debate with intelligence and reason and now it's up to you to continue that. The onus to win this debate/culture war is on you, so choose your actions, words, and methodology wisely.