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Die-In at the Ferry Building to Protest Healthcare Bill's Abortion Ban Pt. I
by Eye on Women's Rights
Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
Women’s Lives Are Human Lives!
Health Care for People, Not Profits!
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DIE-IN at the Ferry Building in San Francisco protested the Stupac Amendment (abortion ban) and
demanded quality single payer health care for all.

The demo began with a rehearsal on the median strip opposite the SF Ferry Building. At about 11:45am the protesters staged the die-in in front of the Ferry building crowded with shoppers. The dead were taunted by the satire group "Billionaires for Wealthcare", who sang to the tune of the Battle Hymn of the Republic:

In every other wealthy nation healthcare is a right.
But not here in America, no not without a fight!
We’re fighting for the right to monstrous profits day and night.
Let's save the status quo!

The die-in was organized by activists with Bay Area Coalition for Our Reproductive Rights, Direct Action for Single Payer, CodePink, Single Payer Now and Progressive Democrats of America. Also participating: the Raging Grannies, Billionaires for Wealthcare, and World Can't Wait.
§Donning t-shirts and signs
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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§rehearsing the act of dying-in...
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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...in advance of the real event
§Fliers to distribute to onlookers
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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Demonstrators divvy up the fliers to be passed out to shoppers
§Many gathered to march and die
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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§As the march to the real die-in in front of Ferry Bldg started...
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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The Billionaires for Wealthcare paused for one last photo.
§Bilingual sign
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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§"World Can't Wait" Sign
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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§Another protester joins the march
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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§Billionaires and World Can't Wait
by Eye on Women's Rights Saturday Dec 5th, 2009 4:30 PM
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Billionaires in the foreground, World Can't Wait with sign. Both groups ready themselves to create a scene in front of the Ferry Bldg.
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not feeling the tolerance from SallyJDSaturday Jan 23rd, 2010 12:49 PM
Die-in at the Ferry BuildingFrances GriffinMonday Dec 14th, 2009 1:15 AM
A replyJaneTuesday Dec 8th, 2009 4:14 PM
Response to Protest From the Farmers MarketSally HiebertTuesday Dec 8th, 2009 2:53 PM