Tune In LIVE: Friday, August 7, 7pm CDT at
People's Hearing for Abortion on Demand & Without Apology - Live from Mississippi

Updated August 7, 2015 | Revolution Newspaper |


Stop Patriarchy is headed to Jackson, Mississippi July 31 - August 9 to Take Patriarchy By Storm and fight for abortion on demand and without apology. The Deep South is where the battle around abortion rights is most acute, and where lack of access disproportionately affects Black and poverty-stricken women.

Be part of building a movement to change all of this by tuning in on Friday, August 7, at 7pm CDT, for a nationally webcast People's Hearing to shine a light on what is happening in Mississippi and how it is a concentration of a nationwide state of emergency for abortion rights and a whole war on women. The webcast will feature Diane Derzis, the owner of the last clinic in Mississippi (Jackson Women's Health Organization, also known as The Pink House), Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution and initiator of Stop Patriarchy, stories from before Roe v Wade when abortion was illegal in the U.S. and thousands of women died each year, and testimony from girls and women in Mississippi and elsewhere who lack access to abortion, are shamed and stigmatized when they do manage to surmount the many hurdles, or are forced into motherhood against their will.

Make plans now to gather friends and family to watch the People's Hearing online. Raise funds to help pay for the livestream service and to support outreach in Mississippi where we'll learn more and collect testimony. Organize a group showing at a church, community center or wherever people congregate. Collect donations at the showings and post them on the spot to the Take Patriarchy By Storm - Mississippi 2015 crowdfunding campaign. Start sharing the date and time on social media and through word of mouth.

Most people in this country want a society in which women decide for themselves when or whether to become parents, yet very few people know how much ground has been lost, how the attacks on abortion are already devastating the lives of women now, and how dangerously close we are to losing this right altogether. This must change! This webcast has the potential to inspire and unleash thousands of people all over the country to act on the understanding that forced motherhood IS female enslavement, and that there is a movement they can join to halt and reverse this trajectory.

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