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PROTEST Attacks on Abortion Rights

Wednesday, July 01, 2015
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Office of the Archdiocese
1 Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco

June 9, a Federal Court upheld the Texas anti-abortion law HB2 which means that all but 8 clinics in the huge state of Texas will be forced to close. On July 1st, new restrictions on abortion are scheduled to go into effect in Kansas and Tennessee.

These laws are part of a national onslaught against abortion rights and birth control. Over 330 restrictions have been introduced nationwide already this year. This cannot be tolerated if women are going to be treated as full human beings. These laws will have devastating effects on the lives of women across the country, and especially in the Deep South, where new restrictions have forced many abortion clinics to close. These unprecedented attacks on abortion rights, whether they come down in Texas, Kansas, Ohio, Tennessee or anywhere, are attacks on all women. None of these laws have anything to do with "life." They are about slamming women back to the Dark Ages, reducing them to mere breeders.

On July 1st, as many as half the abortion clinics in Tennessee are expected to close due to new restrictions which require abortion facilities to meet the same physical standards as a mini-emergency room (even though early abortion is an extremely simple, outpatient procedure).

The new Kansas law set for July 1st sets a dangerous precedent by banning the most common and safe procedure for performing an abortion after the first trimester of pregnancy. The effect is devastating when a woman needs a second trimester abortion and is denied. Now in 2015, starting but not ending in Kansas, the next stage of banning a medical best practice for abortion has been signed into law. If best practices for doctors in giving women the choice to decide what to do with their futures can be banned at earlier and earlier points in the pregnancy, the legal right to a safe abortion is a formality, not a reality.

Everyone who cares about women’s lives must take a stand. Take to the streets July 1st. PROTEST!

Forced Motherhood is Female Enslavement.
Abortion On Demand & Without Apology!
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