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Abortion Bans; S.F. Anti-Abortion Marches; Free Abortion on Demand
by Register Peace & Freedom or Green
Sunday Jun 2nd, 2019 6:43 AM
As the United States gets ready to join the backward countries of the world with a ban on abortion, we must ask, how did we get to this point? Why have the Democrats been promoting anti-abortion candidates? How did at least 5 anti-abortion Supreme Court justices get confirmed? Why didn’t Democrat Obama who had a Democratic majority Congress in both houses in his first two years sign a law legalizing abortion so we would not have to depend on a pro-abortion majority in the Supreme Court? What kind of society is this that allows constant wars on women and the right to abortion? Why don’t we have free abortion on demand?
As the United States gets ready to join the backward countries of the world with a ban on abortion, we must ask, how did we get to this point? Why have the Democrats been promoting anti-abortion candidates? How did at least 5 anti-abortion Supreme Court justices get confirmed? Why didn’t Democrat Obama who had a Democratic majority Congress in both houses in his first two years sign a law legalizing abortion so we would not have to depend on a pro-abortion majority in the Supreme Court? What kind of society is this that allows constant wars on women and the right to abortion? Why don’t we have free abortion on demand?

We are now watching a horrifying spectacle of one reactionary state after another passing abortion bans which they expect the majority anti-abortion Supreme Court to confirm, thus overturning the 1973 Roe v Wade decision legalizing abortion in the United States. If that happens, this country will join all of Latin America except Cuba, Guyana, French Guyana and Uruguay, all of Africa except South Africa and Mozambique, all of the Middle East, some Asian countries such as Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, Myanmar, and Pakistan, and 2 European countries, namely Ireland and Poland, in banning abortion with limited exceptions such as to save a woman’s life or if the fetus is impaired. In Poland, where the Catholic Church is a primary anti-abortion terrorist gang, women defeated an outright abortion ban in 2016 with mass mobilizations. See “Women Have Actual Heartbeats, Demand Bodily Autonomy” by Jane Cutter, 5/20/19 at https://www.liberationnews.org/women-have-actual-heartbeats-demand-bodily-autonomy/

The anti-abortion, anti-women campaign has spurred Planned Parenthood to call the crisis a State of Emergency wherein they describe the lack of abortion facilities in most of the United States. See https://www.scribd.com/document/411957361/Planned-Parenthood-Declares-A-State-of-Emergency#download&from_embed
and
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/planned-parenthood-declares-a-state-of-emergency-amid-abortion-bans_n_5cefe991e4b00cfa19676924

While the Democratic Party platform supports Roe v Wade, not all elected Democrats do. In Rhode Island, a Democratic Party stronghold, Democratic state senators refused to advance a bill protecting the right to abortion. The reason is that Democrats have accepted donations from the anti-abortion gangs and the biggest anti-abortion, anti-women gang, the Catholic Church is a big political influence in Rhode Island. See “Blue States Are Struggling To Deliver Abortion Rights Victories” by Molly Redden, 5/30/19 at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/rhode-island-abortion-bill_n_5cf02098e4b0e8085e36bc85

Democratic Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a 6-week abortion ban and was promoted by the national Democratic Party leadership to be elected with millions of dollars. The same Democratic Party is supporting anti-abortion Democrat Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood to be governor of Mississippi. See
“Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards Signs 6-Week Abortion Ban” by Lydia O’Connor, 5/30/19 athttps://www.huffpost.com/entry/louisiana-governor-signs-six-week-abortion-ban_n_5cf04a45e4b0e346ce7b56b1
and
“National Democrats Are Set to Help 2 Abortion Opponents Win Governorships” by Kevin Robillard and Amanda Terkel, 5/23/19 at https://www.huffpost.com/entry/democrats-governors-abortion_n_5ce5cf0ee4b0db9c29929cd3

The anti-abortion Supreme Court justices did not just arrive. Clarence Thomas was appointed in 1991 by George Bush, Sr.; Chief Justice John Roberts was appointed in 2005 by George Bush, Jr.; Samuel Alito was appointed in 2006 by George Bush, Jr.; Neil Gorsuch was appointed in 2017 by Donald Trump; Brett Kavanaugh was appointed 2018 by Donald Trump. They were all confirmed by the US Senate. Democrats Kerry and Obama, as US Senators, failed to filibuster Roberts’ nomination and “failed to oppose the Roberts nomination in committee, where they could have imposed substantial roadblocks and opened an ongoing debate about the sinister role of the corporate funded Federalist Society.” Black Agenda Report further states “John Roberts had a long history of hostility to birth control to voting rights, to organized labor, black and brown people, anti-discrimination laws and to anything else which might mitigate or restrain the rule of the rich in even the smallest degree.” See
“Obama and Democrats Share the Blame for Trump’s Supreme Court” by Bruce Dixon, 7/12/18 at https://www.blackagendareport.com/obama-and-democrats-share-blame-trumps-supreme-court

Abortion not only saves women’s lives, it is a form of birth control, and birth control pills which came into existence in the 1960s, are next on the agenda of the women haters to be banned. When a woman becomes pregnant, she faces death, and a still born fetus or a fetus that slips from the uterus to the vagina will cause a woman’s death if it is not removed by an abortion. Vasectomy is also a form of birth control which Planned Parenthood and others provide, but it is not under attack as it is men controlling their bodies, while abortion allows women to control their bodies.

Democrat Obama certainly knew of the ever growing attack on abortion but did not bother to have his Democratic majority Congress in his first 2 years in office pass a law legalizing abortion so that we would not have to depend on Supreme Court appointments to allow Roe v Wade to remain the law of the land.

Roe v Wade’s majority opinion was written by Republican Nixon appointee Justice Harry Blackmun while a Democratic Kennedy appointee, Justice Byron White, dissented. We won Roe v Wade in 1973 because of a mass movement in the streets all under the umbrella of the peace movement to end the American War Against Vietnam.

Roe v Wade has been under constant attack since 1973, with the first official destruction of a woman’s right to abortion passing in 1976, known as the Hyde Amendment which forbids use of federal funds to pay for abortion except to save the life of the woman, or if the pregnancy arises from incest or rape. The Hyde Amendment has been enacted every year since 1976 with various exceptions, signed by Republican and Democratic presidents. The Hyde Amendment restricts abortion coverage for federally-funded healthcare recipients, specifically women enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, Native American women, U.S. servicewomen and veterans, women in Peace Corps, female federal employees, D.C. women residents, and women in immigration detention facilities and prisons. See
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Amendment

Here in San Francisco, the Democratic Party which has run the city government since 1960 allows for an annual Catholic Church anti-abortion parade on Market Street in January since 2004 of 10,000 Catholic school children and their poorly educated parents, escorted by the Democratic Party’s police, preceded in December with anti-abortion banners on Market Street during the Season of Goodwill, commonly known as the Money Season. San Francisco’s congressional representative, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, says abortion is a fading issue for Democrats! See

“Nancy Pelosi Says Abortion is ‘Fading’ as An Issue for Democrats. The Opposition is True for Conservatives.” By Amber Phillips, May 3, 2017 at
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/05/03/nancy-pelosi-says-abortion-is-fading-as-an-issue-for-democrats-the-opposite-is-true-for-conservatives/?noredirect=on

She also stated that Democratic candidates should not have to support abortion. See
“Pelosi: Democratic candidates should not be forced to toe party line on abortion” by Karen Tumulty, 5/2/17 at
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/pelosi-democratic-candidates-should-not-be-forced-to-toe-party-line-on-abortion/2017/05/02/9cbc9bc6-2f68-11e7-9534-00e4656c22aa_story.html?utm_term=.803ed761fac0

This is the same Nancy Pelosi who opposes socialized medicine, such as the Medicare for All Act of 2019, HR 1384, which currently has 110 sponsors, out of 435 congressional members, of whom 235 are Democrats. See
https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/1384

The consequence of not having free medical care for all who live here, including free abortion on demand is that the United States has DECLINING LIFE EXPECTANCY SINCE 2014 and has the highest infant mortality and lowest life expectancy in the industrialized world. The regions and countries which have socialized medicine are:

All of Europe, Israel, Rwanda, Cuba, Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand.

Only Peace & Freedom Party and the Green Party support free abortion on demand and socialized medicine and all other means of serving the needs and interests of the workingclass. The Democratic Party is a lie and is the graveyard of all political struggles. It is paid by the same capitalist corporations as the Republican Party to carry out the same capitalist agenda. It sometimes pays lip service to supporting the needs and interests of the workingclass to make sure you never vote socialist or Green, but once elected, its candidates carry out the same private profit maximization agenda as the Republican Party as they are the twin parties of war and fascism. Change your party registration today to Peace & Freedom or Green. You can register online at https://registertovote.ca.gov/
For more information, see:
http://www.peaceandfreedom.org/home/
http://www.cagreens.org/

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