top
San Francisco
San Francisco
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: San Francisco | Womyn
Abortion Wars on the Streets of SF!
by D. Boyer
Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
Pro-choicer's confront and protest the presence of the pro-lifers on the streets of San Francisco.
Copy the code below to embed this movie into a web page:
The war over abortion once again hits the streets of San Francisco. Ever since 2005 the religious community has been holding an annual gathering called the Walk for Life. Their message has been the same for the last 10 years. Pro-lifers believe ““Women Deserve Better than Abortion”. Additionally they also believed holding those events in liberal San Francisco packed a bigger punch because people in San Francisco are more apt to “open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values.” Meaning San Franciscans believe that NO laws nor religion should govern decisions about their bodies and their health and their welfare. But the pro-lifers come in buses from all over California, and other parts of the West to push their message, which is “Abortions should be banned by law.

Women seek abortions for their own reasons, and some are so desperate or unhealthy they will do what they will have to, to abort. Before abortion was legal some of the processes they used "back-alley", "backstreet", or "back-yard" abortion were dangerous and sometimes deadly for both fetus and mother. Unsafe abortions are believed to have caused “approximately 69,000 deaths and millions of injuries annually.” Which is why San Franciscans confront, scream-down, and protest their event. Only a small group of SF’ers, compared to the pro-lifers, get out and protest them, but they still do it every year.

Pics and video from the demonstration. It also seemed that SFPD was pushing around journalists.
§Front lines at Powell street turn around
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__1_.jpg
Battle lines
§Signage Montage
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__2_.jpg
Both side have signs up here. The pro-lifers and the pro-choicers.
§Coat hanger symbolism
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__3_.jpg
§Pro-lifers/anti-abortionists
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__8_.jpg
§Pro-choicers pro abortion
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__6_.jpg
§Both sides constantly had the police running.
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__7_.jpg
See the video above.
§Pro-choicers lying down in front of pro-lifers
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__10_.jpg
§Front lines
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__12_.jpg
§Front lines
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__13_.jpg
§Brazen signage
by D. Boyer Saturday Jan 24th, 2015 5:57 PM
800_prochoiceprolifedemo_sf_2015__14_.jpg
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
Troubling composition re Anti Abortion marchBreak out of the Left Ghettos Monday Feb 16th, 2015 10:15 AM
let's reclaim the word abortionmaryjaneMonday Jan 26th, 2015 9:38 PM
Three Cheers for the Right to AbortionNative San FranciscanSunday Jan 25th, 2015 12:14 PM
It's "abortion on demand and without apology".trevor michaelsSunday Jan 25th, 2015 10:16 AM
no one is pro-abortionJJjjjSunday Jan 25th, 2015 2:42 AM
Thank you for defending right to abortionNative San FranciscanSaturday Jan 24th, 2015 8:53 PM

We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!

Donate

donate now

$ 162.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.

Publish

Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network