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Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency

Friday, April 11, 2014
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Alexandria Petersburg
Location Details:
Women's Building Auditorium
3543 18th Street [Off Valencia]
San Francisco

Abortion rights are in a state of emergency, and headed for disaster. Already, women in this country who cannot access safe abortions are attempting to self-abort by inserting sharp objects in their vaginas, taking pills, asking their boyfriends to beat them up, and more. Others are being forced to bear children they do not want. This is the future for women everywhere if this war on women is not massively resisted and defeated.


In light of the emergency situation that abortion rights are in, people in major cities across the country who consider themselves to be “pro-choice” will be part of re-claiming the moral high ground around abortion rights, changing the terms of this debate, and joining in mass resistance to stop these attacks on women’s lives. On Friday, April 11 we will bring alive women's stories -- before Roe and today, the struggles of those who risk their lives to provide abortions, and the full anti-woman program driving this war on women. Come hear the stories we don't hear often enough, and be a part of bringing to light the morality of abortion and the immorality of those who oppose it. Bring your friends and others who care about the future of women, or who you think should understand the situation and what is at stake!
Added to the calendar on Sat, Apr 5, 2014 7:32PM
§List of Speakers Published
by Sam R.
APRIL 11: Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency
Women's Building, 3543 18th Street, San Francisco (off Valencia)

Dr. Malcolm Potts, a human reproductive scientist, Professor at the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley, author, and abortion provider.

Dr. Martha Madison Campbell, lecturer at UC Berkeley, in the School of Public Health; Founder and President of Venture Strategies.

Alexandria Petersburg, revolutionary, organizer for Stop Patriarchy in the Bay Area, and Abortion Rights Freedom Rider.

Kelly Hammargren, artist and Chair of the 4Choice2013 project.

Somer Loen, President of SF NOW.

Rachel Barrett Martin, feminist historian of counterculture; teaches at San Francisco State University, and lectures at CSU East Bay and UC Berkeley.

Including testimony for these events sent in from:

Susan Cahill, owner of the abortion clinic that was destroyed and closed on March 3rd, 2013 about how this is an attack on all women.

Dr. Susan Robinson, one of the only 4 doctors in the U.S. who openly provide late-term abortions - featured in the acclaimed new documentary
After Tiller.

Marge Piercy, poet, novelist, memoirist, via video message on her near-lethal illegal abortion.

David Gunn, Jr., son of Dr. David Gunn, the first abortion doctor to be assassinated by an anti-abortion gunman.

Joined by:

Women who will tell their abortion stories, before Roe v. Wade and since.

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