January 2014 Archives
The dangerous wave of attacks against women's basic right to control their reproduction - from abortion to birth control - uses anti-scientific claims that abortion harms women. The wave of religious fanatics "descending" (actually bused into San Francisco by the Catholic Church) on January 25th want to take us back to the 1960s when thousands of women died every year from illegal abortions.
The anti-abortion crowd is slashing funds for pregnancy prevention that particularly impacts health care for low-income women. As much as they talk about unborn fetuses, their "morality" does not extend to providing care for those brought to term - nor children born in countries currently being bombed by the United States military. This culture war is not about fetuses - it's about nothing less than the social role of women and their most basic rights.
Misogynist lunatics have no place on the streets of San Francisco. We need an uncompromising movement of people standing up against attacks on women, right now! We need VISIBLE sustained opposition to those making war on women. It's time to get ourselves together to stop them.
photo by Steve Rhodes, http://www.flickr.com/photos/ari/12141161454/in/photostream/
And we don't need cops enforcing their hateful patriarchy.