On Friday, January 18, Reproaction organized a counter-protest against the annual March for Life, an anti-abortion protest that coincides with the Roe v. Wade anniversary in Washington, D.C.
As the activists rounded the corner, they lifted their signs to match the #StopProsecutingAbortion projection lighting up the side of the hotel.
Cortney Bouse has been an organizer with Planned Parenthood Great Plains in Columbia, Missouri, for more than two years. She has also worked in sexual health education, as well as sexual and domestic violence advocacy and policy work.
In a time when, across many states, women are already being sent to jail for self-managing their own abortions we are excited to be spearheading a movement that is not afraid to stand up to the hypocritical pro-life movement and demand anti-abortion lawmakers put down the handcuffs and stop putting women in jail.
We owe it to those who have died, been jailed, or otherwise experienced trauma to demand that ‘pro-life’ leaders put down the handcuffs and stop prosecuting abortion along with any pregnancy outcome, and end the demonization of reproductive choices made by women of color.
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.
This installment is an interview with anarchist activist, Renee Maxwell.
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.