January 2013

Rise Up for Abortion Rights On the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade

January 20, 2013 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


Jan 21-26: Week of Action—
Washington, DC and San Francisco

Abortion and birth control are fundamental rights. Forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement. And if women—half of humanity—are not free, then no one is free.

January 22, 2013 will mark the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion. Yet today, abortion is more stigmatized, more dangerous to provide, and more difficult to access than at any time in the last 40 years.

See Plans, Reports and photos Straight from the Week of Action for Abortion rights from DC and SF.

And check website www.StopPatriarchy.org for ongoing coverage.



Fetuses are NOT babies.
Abortion is NOT murder.
Women are NOT incubators.

For info East Coast and nationwide: StopPatriarchy@ gmail.com

For West Coast: StopPatriarchyBayArea@ gmail.com

Protest against death in Ireland

In October 2012, Savita Halappanavar, a 31-year-old dentist from India living in Ireland, was taken to the hospital because of extreme pain. She was 17 weeks pregnant at the time and it was quickly determined that she was having a miscarriage. Over the next three days, Savita and her husband Praveen repeatedly requested an abortion. The hospital denied the request even though the fetus was not viable, stating abortion is illegal under the Irish constitution.  It was only after the fetal heartbeat stopped that the fetus was removed. But by this time Savita was diagnosed with septicemia (blood poisoning) which led to multiple organ failure and her death. The death of Savita sparked widespread massive protests in Ireland. Above: Several thousand march through Dublin November 17, 2012, demanding the right to abortion.

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