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1/24 SF Gay Community Mostly Absent from Pro-Abortion March
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Saturday Jan 24th, 2009 3:52 PM
We had perhaps 100 people at our pro-abortion rally and march in San Francisco on January 24, 2009. After all the outcry against Prop 8, we expected a massive presence of the gay community and their friends, by definition also a pro-abortion community, at our pro-abortion rally but now we know, the gay community is not serious about building a movement to win gay marriage. We will have to wait for enough young people to vote for it.
We had perhaps 100 people at our pro-abortion rally and march in San Francisco on January 24, 2009. After all the outcry against Prop 8, we expected a massive presence of the gay community and their friends, by definition also a pro-abortion community, at our pro-abortion rally but now we know, the gay community is not serious about building a movement to win gay marriage. We will have to wait for enough young people to vote for it.

Then there was the failure of the San Francisco police to defend and support the pro-abortion march. One cop tried to claim that it is illegal to use foul language in one's chants when speaking to the anti-abortion fascists. Another group of cops blocked one pro-abortion marcher's path who had become separated from the group.

ABORTION IS ALREADY ILLEGAL IN THE LAST TRIMESTER in this country. That means the doctor and the woman who tries to have such an abortion can be jailed for a late term abortion. The anti-abortion majority of the Supreme Court who made late term abortions illegal, Roberts, Alito, Kennedy, Scalia and Thomas are all not about to retire anytime soon. And Obama has not made any effort to get Congress to pass a law legalizing late term abortions.

Marriage is obviously a benefit to the middle class as it is a property arrangement, but it is a civil right for all, both gay and straight, and is strongly supported by the pro-abortion community. For gay marriage to win, it must be based on building coalitions.

The Catholic Church is building its fascist movement in their schools, mostly among the non-white workingclass, and that is who was present at the anti-abortion, anti-gay, anti-science march: Mostly workingclass Latino school children ages 10-17 and their very poor workingclass parents. There were a few old, rich, whites who would fit at any Republican Party rally, but they were the minority. We cannot afford to have any fascist base among the workingclass in these hard economic times.

Pres. Obama has absolutely nothing to offer the workingclass. His cosmetic changes favoring abortion were the same that Pres. Clinton did after Bush Senior was defeated. From Clinton, we got the repeal of welfare, more death penalty laws, and war in Iraq and Yugoslavia. Now the economy is much weaker, and Obama is bought and paid for by his fellow millionaires, warmongers and death penalty promoters. Pres. Obama, like Pres. Clinton, is against gay marriage but also claimed to be against Prop. 8. The Democratic Party simply cannot and will not lead the fight for gay marriage or abortion.

The gay community will have to get serious real fast if it is to avoid the catastrophe of Nazi Germany where a gay movement was crushed by fascism.