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

San Francisco | Arts + Action | Womyn | Front Page

Mon Jan 24 2011 (Updated 02/10/11) Battle of Theatrics on Both Sides of the Abortion Issue During "Walk for Life"
Invaded by Anti-Choice Marchers, San Francisco Demonstrates it is a Pro-Choice Town San Francisco women's rights activists turned out some of their best street theater for an anti-abortion crowd of thousands that marched through the city on Saturday. Following an opening rally, which at least one anti-choice visitor tried to interrupt, women's rights demonstrators walked along the Embarcadero, shadowing the "Walk for Life" march. Protesters for women's health chanted loudly; a couple performed racy dances at various spots alongside the anti-choice march, shocking their opponents. Prochoice activists said that what is more shocking, however, is "the extremes to which the right wing will go to deny women health care."'

Most of the anti-abortion crowd were bused in from outside the Bay Area. They carried large banners with religious icons; some hoisted graphic photos and drawings of what they claimed to be the "products of abortion". Costumes on the anti-choice side included Uncle Sam and angel get-ups. This was the seventh annual march and counter-march in the city of San Francisco held to mark the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the ruling that came down in favor of women's rights in 1973.

video Videos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 2 | 4 | photo Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | audio Audio: 1

BACORR (Bay Area Coalition for our Reproductive Rights)

Previous years of SF "Walk For Life" counter-protests: 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

03/02/15 Community Members Risk Citation to Take a Seat on Downtown Sidewalk   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
02/27/15 Five People Killed by Multiple Law Enforcement Agencies in Oakland in the Last 13 Months   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
02/25/15 Results of Santa Cruz Police Investigation into Violence Against Richard Hardy Kept Secret   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
02/25/15 Dream Inn Workers Refuse to Accept Three-Year Wage Freeze   Labor & Workers | Santa Cruz Indymedia
02/25/15 Interview with Linda Grant on the Struggle at Triangle Park in Oakland   Health, Housing, and Public Services
02/24/15 Santa Cruz Community Supporters Say Case Against Alix Tichelman is a 'Witch Hunt'   Womyn | Santa Cruz Indymedia
02/24/15 Civil Disobedience Action Pushes for Answers in Police Killing of Yuvette Henderson   Police State and Prisons
02/19/15 Council Members Say BearCat Issue May Return to Agenda in March   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
02/18/15 Resolutions Call on University of California to Invest in Socially Responsible Companies   Education & Student Activism | Palestine
02/18/15 Family and Friends Remember 23-Year-Old Killed by San Jose Police   Police State and Prisons | South Bay
02/17/15 EPA Urged to Shut Down Oil Industry Wastewater Wells Threatening California Aquifers   Health, Housing, and Public Services | California