Operation "Save America" Threatens Clinic in North Carolina

Dr. Tiller
4,000 Years for Choice


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By Debra Sweet, Director of World Can't Wait

Dr. George Tiller was killed almost a year ago, on May 31, 2009.  His murder, for World Can't Wait, and others, brought a renewed commitment to stand up for women, and build a movement to stop the spreading attacks on abortion & birth control.

Access to abortion is as limited now as it's ever been since 1973, with new laws in 10 states being considered, and these passed:

   * Nebraska has criminalized abortions after 20 weeks -- that's before viability! This law, which is in direct violation of Roe, is designed only to stop Dr. Leroy Carhart from working in Nebraka.  It will be challenged in the courts -- but it could also be the basis for the Roberts Supreme Court to overturn Roe.

   * In Oklahoma, women seeking abortions will now be forced to undergo an intrusive vaginal-probe ultrasound while viewing the fetus and hearing it described in detail.

   * Arizona now prohibits all private and public health insurance plans from covering abortion care -- depriving thousands and thousands of women of the insurance coverage they currently have.
(thanks to Terry O'Neill, President of NOW, for this information)

Health care "reform" which limits access to abortion, even through private insurance plans

Increased threats to providers since Dr. Tiller's murder

It is not at all unlikely that Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision allowing abortion in 1973, will be overturned soon, leaving states to make their own laws. In about 40 states, that would mean no, or decreased, legal abortion.

Call to Action: Operation "Save America" in Charlotte NC, July 17-23

On July 17, a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics called "Operation Save America" is calling on anti-abortion forces to "storm the gates of hell" at a women's health clinic in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women's right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.

World Can't Wait is calling for people to converge on Charlotte to defend women's reproductive rights, and oppose Operation Save America. No to fundamentalist fascists who want to impose their Dark Ages morality, their anti-gay hatred and religious bigotry on society! No to false and anti-scientific claims that abortion harms women! No to threats and violence intimidating those who heroically provide women with the right to control their bodies and their own lives. We seek to unite with a broad array of pro-women's rights and human rights forces and individuals; that's where we need to be seeking "common ground" and common cause-not with people who want to control women and promote violence against their healthcare providers!

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out more about this mobilization-and mark the week of July 17th on your calendar to be in Charlotte, NC to defend women's rights, and defend clinic access! Abortion is not murder-a fetus is not a baby-women are not incubators!


Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women, featuring a discussion between Dr. Susan Wicklund, author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper will be screened at the Mid-Atlantic Women's Studies Association Conference this June.

Women and the Politics of Possibilities: What Have We Made Possible, What Can We Dare to Do?
Friday, June 11, 2010, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Montgomery College - Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
7600 Takoma Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912

Order your copy of the film today!

Learn about and share the long history of abortion and birth control at artist Heather Ault's website 4,000 Years for Choice. Designed to educate and inspire, Ault has sent hundreds of postcards to clinics around the country besieged by the anti-abortion movement, and collected an impressive historical timeline that properly places abortion into its context as a human practice found in every civilization. You can even buy poster versions of her beautiful postcards! Heather is also the editor of World Can't Wait's film Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women.

Some science: PZ Meyers, atheist blogger and biologist at the University of Minnesota, has this blunt and frank appraisal of all the talk of granting the "right of personhood" to embryos in An Embryo is Not a Person.

Abortion Empowers You! Anti-abortion ads appearing in NYC subways claiming "Abortion Changes You" are being corrected with these awesome stickers, setting things straight: Having a child against your will changes you!

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