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Abortion Opponents Converge On San Francisco To Celebrate Death Of Roe
With Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court and the Democratic Party giving up its strong pro-choice stand, it is likely that Roe vs. Wade will be weakened and perhaps fully overturned in the next decade. Abortion opponents are emboldened and are now organizing yearly marches in cities like San Francisco to show their clout. Pro-choice groups are trying to fight back but the baby-boom generation that was willing to take to the streets for abortion rights for the past 3 decades seems to have lost much of its will to fight. Much of the apathy seems to be due to a shift in the public discourse and the slow takeover of media sources by Republican backers; NPR essentially sold Roberts to much of the "liberal" elite and is doing so again but in a slightly watered down form in the case of Alito. Perhaps the problem is one of "Liberal" willingness to cave in on any subject in a desire to appear "reasonable"; even a solidly pro-choice city like San Francisco was willing to use its entire police force to escort anti-abortion protesters in their march in stark contrast to the way they have interacted with large anti-war marches. BART has similarly allowed anti-abortion ads to be placed on trains and in stations but has refused many signs with anti-war and left-wing messages.

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