For the next 40 days, “pro-lifers” will be standing outside of abortion clinics around the country and the world praying, yelling, and harassing those who dare go inside. I, for one, will not stand for this. Unfortunately, I am not able to be part of or help stage a counter protest at a clinic. I’m moving in 6 days so my hands are kind of full.
However, what I can do is stage my own little counter protest online. From now until November 1st, I will be blogging about one fact about abortion. While they spread hate and lies I will spread a little truth.
I can’t do this alone. I’m just one tiny voice going up against thousands. In order to make a real impact, I’m going to need your help. If you have time, take a few minutes out of your day and send a tweet or write about one abortion fact. If you have a little more time to spare, find a way to take action. If you have a bit of money to spare, take some time to donate to Planned Parenthood. Every little bit helps.
So glad someone’s doing this.
If you’re in the Seattle area, we are planning on having three counter protests, two in Seattle and one in Everett. Facebook events are:
Join us! Fight for your rights!
We’re mixing it up a bit and combining an organizing meeting with our previously planned book discussion.
Coming off a summer of great pro-choice pickets in front of Planned Parenthood we’re looking forward to fall. Several folks have expressed interest in organizing a formal challenge to 40 Days for Life, a anti-choice organization that maintains a consistent presence outside of abortion clinics around the country for 40 days every fall (late Sept-early Nov). They have targeted a few Planned Parenthoods in the Seattle area. Anti-choice groups also set up large, offensive and medically inaccurate “photos” in Red Square at the University of Washington in the fall. Student groups have expressed interest in working with Seattle Clinic Defense to stage a counter-demonstration.
Please bring your ideas for these and other actions for the fall!
Book discussion: When Abortion Was a Crime
There is still time to read the book. But feel free to join us for the discussion even if you haven’t read/finished reading.
We’ll be meeting Sunday, August 28 at 1pm at Trabant Coffee and Chai in the University District (45th between Brooklyn and the Ave).
RSVP on facebook.
Our monthly counter-pickets in support of Planned Parenthood continue Saturday, August 13 at 9am. The right-wing Knights of Columbus continue to protest outside of the Madison St. Planned Parenthood in order to intimidate women out of receiving comprehensive medical care.
Last month we outnumbered them 2 to 1. Think we can make it 3 to 1 this time?
We’ll bring some signs and, of course, the banner. Feel free to make your own and bring your friends!
RSVP on facebook.
The Planned Parenthood clinic on E. Madison St. in Capitol Hill is often protested and picketed by anti-choice groups intent on intimidating, bullying, and harassing women and men who seek the vital health services provided by Planned Parenthood. The clinic staff are also subjected to such intimidation.
Come stand with us in support of Planned Parenthood! On Saturday, June 25th, we will hold a peaceful, supportive defense of Planned Parenthood at the E. Madison St. Clinic. Bring your signs, t-shirts, smiles, and friends to show that the community supports the vital services that Planned Parenthood provides for everyone, especially low-income women and men, and that we will not stand for extreme social agendas being forced upon the populous.
Saturday, June 25
Madison Planned Parenthood (2001 E. Madison St. in Capitol Hill)
RSVP on facebook. Bring your signs and friends!
Easily accessed from Metro routes 11, 12, 43 and 48