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1/22/05 SF-32 Years of Abortion Rights Celebrated by 5,000 Opposing Fascism
by Socialist
Saturday Jan 22nd, 2005 5:14 PM
"Hitler Rose and Hitler Fell, Fascist Idiots, Go to Hell" was heard over and over again in San Francisco as 5,000 of us defending our right to abortion faced down 1500 anti-women, religious, pro-war fascists whom the Democratic Party machine allowed to march in pro-choice San Francisco for the first time, and this had better be the last time.
"Hitler Rose and Hitler Fell, Fascist Idiots, Go to Hell" was heard over and over again in San Francisco as 5,000 of us defending our right to abortion faced down 1500 anti-women, religious, pro-war fascists whom the Democratic Party machine allowed to march in pro-choice San Francisco for the first time, and this had better be the last time.

While there were 2 well-known local Democrats with us, the absence of the Democratic Party, compared to the pro-abortion marches of the 1980s and 1992 was noticeable, and good riddance to it. The Democratic Party is now trying to recruit the anti-abortion crowd, with the new Democratic leader of the Senate, Harry Reid, opposing abortion, as does Rep. Tim Roemer, the possible chair of the Democratic National Committee. Roemer is backed by San Francisco's Congressperson, Nancy Pelosi. Howard Dean, a former Democratic presidential candidate, supports anti-abortion members of the Democratic Party, as did John Kerry, who opposed abortion and said he would appoint anti-abortion judges. See SF Bay Guardian,1/19/05, at:
http://www.sfbg.com/39/16/news_abortion.html

The largest single political group at our fabulous pro-abortion demonstration were the socialists, and it is the socialists, such as Peace and Freedom Party, as well as the Green Party (which is not socialist) which support our right to abortion. The Republican Party opposes our right to abortion and the Democratic Party is doing its best to be as anti-abortion as possible.

We had a wonderful brass band, lots of drummers, a wide variety of colors and signs, and tremendous vitality, with people of all ages and colors.

This permitting of a fascist demonstration in San Francisco, obviously led by the Catholic Church, is an attempt to establish a fascist base in San Francisco. Anytime something like this is allowed, it must be met with the most determined opposition possible.

The blockade near Castagnola's restaurant was wonderful, but it should have occurred at Pier 1, as the anti-women, anti-science idiots came out of our public park, Justin Herman Plaza. They should never have been allowed to rally at any public park or on any public street. They should never have been given a permit as they are falsely yelling fire in a crowded theater, and that is murder. They are the murderers of women. They should have been forced to turn around and go back on their buses.

These people were not from the backwoods of California. There was one group from Marin Catholic High School. I am sure the others were from the area as well. Marin County has a strong pro-abortion community, but it is not immune from fascism, and neither is San Francisco.

This attack on women's right to abortion is part and parcel of the growing fascism perpetrated by Bush & Co that includes the president of Harvard University attacking women scientists and engineers and the attack on Social Security. Most senior citizens are women, as are most people receiving the survivor benefits of Social Security.

The ruling capitalist class in the USA is carrying out the same anti-labor, anti-women, anti-abortion, racist, pro-death penalty, pro-war agenda that the capitalist class of Nazi Germany did for the same reason, to maximize the profits of the capitalist class. The whole stinking private profit system must be abolished, which can be done by an organized labor movement.

It was wonderful to see everyone at the barricades for the 32nd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade guaranteeing our right to a safe and legal abortion!