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Why we need protest to stop the anti-choicers

Why we need protest to stop the anti-choicers

Not Trump, Not the State—Women Must Decide Their Fate!
Opponents of a woman‘s right to choose abortion are taking aim at funding for Planned Parenthood. Lichi D'Amelio makes the case that we can't let them go unchallenged.

February 7, 2017

Anti-abortion groups have called a nationwide day of protest at Planned Parenthood clinics on February 11 to support defunding the women‘s health care provider. They intend, according to their website, “to call on Congress and President Trump to strip Planned Parenthood of all federal funding and reallocate those funds to health centers that help disadvantaged women without destroying human life through abortion.”

It should go without saying that the bigots behind this mobilization, such as the Pro-Life Action League and Citizens for a Pro-Life Society, care not one iota for women, “disadvantaged” or otherwise. They’re part of a long, right-wing tradition of harassing and shaming women entering clinics and imposing legal restrictions on abortion that make access to services increasingly non-existent for the majority of women in the U.S.

Thankfully, women around the country have instinctively responded by starting up Facebook pages encouraging people to counterprotest the bigots who will be showing up at Planned Parenthood clinics.Read more