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Defend Women's Rights and Expand Reproductive Justice!
Date Saturday September 23
Time 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location Details
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Valencia
and Guerrero), San Francisco
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorAnita O'Shea
Emailbacorrinfo [at] riseup.net
Phone415-864-1278
Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights invites
you to...

Defend Women's Rights and Expand Reproductive Justice!
Saturday, September 23 at 2:00pm
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street (between Valencia
and Guerrero), San Francisco
Snacks and drinks available for a small donation

Bring your ideas to this planning meeting and get
involved with BACORR in a variety of ways to build the
movement and defend reproductive rights and freedoms.
Hear from leading Bay Area activists, including Linci
Comy, Executive Director of the Women's Choice Clinic,
about the current climate and what's at stake in the
battle for reproductive justice. Your skills are
needed in these urgent times!

Proposed upcoming activities include:

*organizing against Proposition 85, the Parental
Notification Initiative on the ballot in November
which requires young women to notify their parents or
go to court if they need an abortion

*building a vibrant, multi-issue presence on the
anniversary of Roe v. Wade in January 2007 to counter
the thousands of anti-choice fundamentalists who will
descend on San Francisco for the third annual "Walk
for Life--West Coast"

*organizing clinic defense to keep abortion safe and
legal -- Bay Area clinic staff and clients continue to
face harassment and threats on a regular basis

*coordinating a public educational on the history of
women's rights, movement building, and what strategies
are needed in 2006 and beyond

*street theatre actions, media campaigns, community
outreach, and more.

Everyone is welcome!

A few reasons why this meeting is so important:

Reproductive rights are under attack throughout the
country like we haven't seen in many years. In July,
the last abortion clinic in the entire state of
Mississippi was targeted by the far-right, homophobic,
anti-women and anti-immigrant groups "Operation Save
America" and the Minutemen United. They didn't
succeed in shutting down the Jackson clinic because of
protests organized by Southern feminists and allies
from across the country. Still, nearly 90% of
counties in the US have no access to abortion
providers. Access to any contraception at all is
under further attack -- in many states, pharmacists
are refusing to fill contraception perscriptions,
emergency or otherwise, if it goes against their
faith. Additionally, many women of color and poor
women continue to be threatened by coerced
sterilization and lack of access to services. Women
as a whole still make $0.75 for every $1.00 a man
earns, with women of color and immigrant women making
even less, and decent, affordable healthcare and
childcare is for too many women an unattainable dream.
Let's work together to stop the ultra-right and go on
the offensive to preserve hard-won reproductive rights
and expand human rights and true equality for all!

The meeting is sponsored by Bay Area Coalition for Our
Reproductive Rights (BACORR). BACORR puts defense of
basic reproductive rights around abortion in a broader
historical context of demands for reproductive
freedom, which includes free abortion on demand, no
parental consent laws, no Medicaid/MediCal cuts for
abortion, no coerced sterilization, free birth
control, free quality healthcare, explicit
non-moralistic sex education, and the right to have
children, including access to free quality child care
and free quality pre-natal care.

To build the strongest and broadest pro-choice
movement possible, we must fight all forms of
oppression. We see reproductive choice as an integral
part of a larger struggle for the
liberation/self-determination of all people. To this
end, BACORR recognizes the leadership of and organizes
to address the needs of those hardest hit by the
escalating rightwing climate and dismantling of social
services, including women of color; poor, immigrant
and disabled women; lesbian/bisexual/transgender
people, and young women.

To endorse this meeting, to RSVP, or for more
information, please contact BACORR at
bacorrinfo [at] riseup.net or 415-864-1278.
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BACORR: Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights
http://www.bacorr.org


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