From Each year on the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, tens of thousands of anti-abortion fanatics descend on DC and San Francisco in their March for "Life"

This January 22 WE FIGHT BACK!
Abortion On Demand and Without Apology!
Act, Witness, Defend, Protect!

November 24, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper |


Across the country, women's right to abortion is in a state of emergency – and the future of women hangs in the balance. Having and raising a child can be a wonderful thing. But, forcing women to have children against their will is a form of enslavement.

Hundreds of anti-abortion restrictions have been enacted. Dozens of clinics have been forced to close. Women who self-abort – or even miscarry – are being sent to prison. Terror, harassment and even murder against doctors and staff continues. Politicians talk openly of pregnancy from rape as a “gift from god,” stoking thousands of years of tradition and shame.

The war on women is real. It is not figurative, it is not an election ploy, it is not a talking point and it is not going away on its own. This assault has built for decades, regardless of whether Republicans or Democrats controlled the levers of power. Despite advances for some women in some spheres, deadly violence, enslaving legislation, theocratic social movements, and hate-filled revenge against women are rapidly rising. The fight over reproductive freedom is a front line of this war.

All this is building up to an even more dangerous show-down as extreme anti-abortion legislation works its way up to an increasingly hostile Supreme Court.

The hour is late. Yet this direction can be defeated – if we cast off illusions and prepare for struggle. No major advance for women – or for the oppressed generally – has been won without people stepping outside of “acceptable” bounds, daring to change minds, and putting themselves on the line. People of conscience must go beyond cursing at their tv's or vesting their hopes in the courts and politicians. We must take the responsibility to resist!

This January 22nd, the anniversary of the legalization of abortion, join in making a leap in the level of resistance to this war. Join in opposing the “March for Life” in DC and San Francisco, refusing any longer to let them claim the high moral ground or go unopposed in the broad stage of society and calling out to millions to join in this fight.

Defeating this war on women will require sacrifice and daring. It is worth it. The future of women is being decided one way or the other.

This January 22, we fight back!
Act, Witness, Defend, Protect!




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