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Voices From the Alley
by Elizabeth Creely
Saturday Jan 8th, 2005 9:55 AM
Voices From the Alley, a Living Newspaper, will be performed the night before the right comes to town.

“Voices From the Alley”
A Living Newspaper
Written by Elizabeth Creely
Directed by Lucie Field

TIME: January 21st at 7:00 PM
PLACE: Osage Alley (directly next to Café La Boheme and across from the 24th St. BART station
“Voices from the Alley” will be followed by a candlelit procession from Osage Alley to the Woman’s Building at 18th and Lapidge in honor of women who died from illegal abortions

All participants are asked to bring candles, offerings/objects to decorate the alter.

Join us for a staged reading of “Voices From the Alley”, a Living Newspaper that tells the stories of women who survived illegal abortions. Before Roe v Wade became the law, more than 200,000.00 women were forced to put their health in jeopardy annually by seeking illegal abortions. Today, according to the Canadian organization Childbirth by Choice, many more women from around the world die each year following abortions performed in unsanitary conditions.
“Voices From the Alley” tells their story.

WHY DO WE STILL HAVE TO TELL THESE STORIES?

Thirty-two years after Roe v. Wade, our rights are eroding. Repressive state and federal legislation has allowed health care providers to refuse to offer or cover sexual and reproductive health services. Pharmacists in some states are legally allowed to refuse to fill prescriptions for contraception’s. And fully 87 % percent of all counties in the United States do not have abortion providers.

WHY ARE OUR RIGHTS DISAPPEARING?

Because the Right is mobilized and on the move. On January 22nd, 10,000 anti-choice activists are descending on San Francisco, to erode public support for legalized abortion.

Join us the evening of the 21st to remember.
Join us January 22nd to fight
(go to http://www.indybay.org/womyn/ to find out more about the Jan. 22 pro-choice march)

WE”LL NEVER GO BACK.

Keep Abortion Legal