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Emergency action: Defend doctors from Christian Fascists w/R&R! Mon. morn. May 9
by R+R
Sunday May 8th, 2005 9:37 PM
Its likely that Operation Rescue will concentrate their forces and bring
in busloads, which they allude to in their website. Meet us in the
morning at 8AM. Earlier is better. Later is good too. OR will be there
from 6AM throughout from May 9-11.


FROM: REFUSE & RESIST! Bay Area, (contact Don or Larry at
fun [at] re-sist.net) refuseandresist.org

REFUSE & RESIST! Bay Area is mobilizing AGAINST Operation Rescue at the
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Conference
(acog.com/ACM2005). OR is out to harass, intimidate and defame these
women's health professionals. An early portion of the conference began
this weekend and Operation Rescue has begun attacking. We were out to
meet them but the doctors are requesting more public and obvious support
to counteract the gigantic photography and loud assualts. Large signs
and large numbers are being asked for.

Its likely that Operation Rescue will concentrate their forces and bring
in busloads, which they allude to in their website. Meet us in the
morning at 8AM. Earlier is better. Later is good too. OR will be there
from 6AM throughout from May 9-11.

May 9-6AM Anti-Abortion protesters begin (PLEASE COME AT 6AM IF YOU CAN!)
May 9-8AM REFUSE & RESIST! meets at Moscone Center entrance
May 9-8:30AM official conference start time

COUNTER-DEMONSTARATION:
The Moscone Center 747 Howard Street - San Francisco
BART: Montgomery St. Station
1: Start out going Northeast on MARKET ST towards 2ND ST by turning left.
2: Turn RIGHT onto 2ND ST. 0.2 miles 3: Turn RIGHT onto HOWARD ST.
0.3 miles

Other groups may have other plans. Join them too! Come out any time
during the conference to support and stand up against these fascists!
Let us know if anyone knows anything else going on or has other ideas
and we'll get back to you later with any updates... and get in touch if
you want to talk about all this...

The security, vendors and many of the phyisicans expect OR to be out
there tomorrow Monday starting at 6 am. The anti's plan civil
disobedience to block the entrances to the convention hall and prevent
the phyisicans from getting inside the convention. The opening session
starts at 8:45 am with greetings from the city officials. The SFPD said
they plan to be here as well to make sure there isn't any disruptions,
but they have allowed the anti's to make death threats on bull horns,
allow the anti's sound truck to circle the convention hall with their
obsence signs and making agitational remarks like "if I was on a jury I
would sentence all abortions and baby killers to death". Today, the
security people said there were no pro choice people that showed up.

Given the sentiments of people we have talked to here, they would like
if there were many people here from 6 am to 9 am to let people know that
there are pro choice people here in this town and that there is no
traditional morarlity or values but another kind of future.

-

In their "Walk for Life" last January, the "Rapture Right" mobilized
5000 for an un-precidented anti-abortion march through San Francisco.
We met them with 5000:

photos
http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/01/1716544.php
http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/01/1716388.php
http://www.indybay.org/news/2005/01/1716463.php

video
http://www.indybay.org/uploads/22jan05pro-choice_sm2.wmv
http://www.indybay.org/uploads/blackmunmarchsasi.mov

FROM: REFUSE & RESIST! Bay Area, (contact Don or Larry at
fun [at] re-sist.net) refuseandresist.org