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Defend Women's Rights!
Date Sunday August 14
Time 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location Details
Audre Lorde Room
Women's Building
3543 18th Street
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/Author
Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights invites
you to...

Defend Women's Rights!
Sunday, August 14th at 3pm
Women's Building, Audre Lorde Room--San Francisco

Come to this planning meeting to get involved with
BACORR in a variety of activites to build the movement
and defend our rights, such as building a possible rally
and march regarding Roe v. Wade and the Supreme
Court, clinic defense to keep abortion safe and legal,
a women's rights conference in the fall, street
theatre actions and more.

There is an immediate urgency to defend women's
rights. We need to build a movement with a strong
response to attacks on our rights--to
be at the abortion clinics to keep them open and safe;
to tell Congess that if they will not filibuster
right-wing nominations to the courts, we will on the
streets; to confront the right wherever they rear
their heads; to debate and discuss strategy and tactics
to move our struggle forward.

Some of the issues that make this meeting so
important:

**John Roberts' confirmation to the Supreme Court
seems inevitable--many Democrats, including Sen. Diane
Feinstein, have said they will not filibuster, despite
the fact that he has continuously lobbied to overturn
Roe v. Wade.

**Conservatives are forcing Proposition 73, the
Parental Notification Initiative (PNI), that
approximates an invasive parental consent law,
to be on the ballot in either November or the early
spring (if the Special Election in November fails) in California.

**This past month, the Crusade for Life has felt
emboldened enough to travel the state of California
harassing women outside abortion clinics. "Walk For
Life" plans to have another march in San Francisco
in January of 2006.

**Nearly 90% of counties in the US have no access to
abortion providers. Access to any contraception at
all is under further attack: the Workplace Religious
Freedom Act, currently under consideration in the
Senate, gives pharmacists the right to refuse to fill
any contraception perscriptions, emergency or
otherwise, if it goes against their faith.

**Women still make $0.75 for every $1.00 a man earns,
and decent, affordable childcare is for too many women
an unattainable dream.

Sponsored by Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive
Rights (BACORR).

For more information, please contact:
lichi_d@yahoo.com or 415-994-3462.
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BACORR: Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights
http://www.bacorr.org | http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/bacorr
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