This installment is an interview with anarchist activist, Renee Maxwell.
It is not enough to see the violence of denying refugees asylum as a tragedy, but a part of a larger system of oppression that impacts all of us, and that we all must act on, and end.
The M.O. of anti-abortion fake clinics is to mislead and shame people considering abortion, often employing grotesque scare tactics and outright lies about the supposed risks of the procedure itself and purported after-effects of abortion on the body.
Since I had seen several organizations run primarily by cisgender, heterosexual people tweeting about how they would fight back against this dehumanizing policy, I assumed many organizations that were not directly associated with the trans community would show up to give their support.
I was wrong.
Recently, I put on my big girl boots and trudged near the White House to Twitter's D.C. office to hand-deliver more than 2,500 signatures to our petition objecting to Twitter bowing to right-wing pressure, and allowing Rep. Marsha Blackburn to run a campaign ad falsely claiming that Planned Parenthood sold "baby body parts."
A Changing of the Guard Doesn’t Mean Texas’ Fake Clinics Will Start Providing Quality, Non-Biased Care
Human Coalition’s work promises its funders that it will reach women “most likely” to obtain abortions, and uses the model of their seven fake clinics operating nationally, of which two are mobile units, which are coach busses that fake clinic chains convert into roving ultrasound rooms. They’ll park outside of real clinics or on college campuses in their tricked-out RVs, all to trick people out of seeking the care they need.
"As I explained the dangers of Act 292 to one patient in particular, she told me that she is currently pregnant and read the flyer intently as she walked to her car."
This installment is an interview with activist, writer, and community organizer, Lucky Garcia.
As a UW-Milwaukee alumni, I was eager to talk to my fellow Panthers about how the rights and health of pregnant people are at risk through continued enforcement of Wisconsin’s Act 292.
Don't Believe the 'Alternative Facts': In Truth, the Anti-Abortion Gosnell Movie Is Not Being Censored
Ultra-right wing abortion opponents are promoting a bad-faith claim that a movie about the butcher Kermit Gosnell is facing a media "blackout" when it fact it has been reviewed by mainstream media outlets. This claim recently appeared in a factually inaccurate column in The Wall Street Journal, and I wrote a letter to the editor correcting the record. It appears they won't publish it, so I'm sharing it with you now. Facts matter.
People seemed confused and shocked, and some actually stopped in their tracks after reading the flyer.