Emergency Actions to Stop the War on Women
April 11-12

March 28, 2014 | Revolution Newspaper | revcom.us


bloody coat hangerInfo on areas participating in emergency actions on April 11 and 12

Contact StopPatriarchy@gmail.com about organizing in your area!

New York City:

Friday, April 11
7-9:30 pm:
The Blood of Women Is On Their Hands - Abortion on Demand & Without Apology!
Advent Lutheran Church
Corner of 93rd & Broadway [#1,2,3 to 96th St.]
We will bring alive women's stories--before Roe and today, the struggles of those who risk their lives to provide abortions, and the full anti-woman program driving this war. This event will be webcast. Contact StopPatriarchy@gmail.com to get sign-on information.

Saturday, April 12
2:00 pm: Assemble and orientation at NW corner of 49th St. & Fifth Avenue
3:00 pm: Procession to St. Patrick's Cathedral
People wearing all white will raise bloody coat-hangers representing the women who die when abortion is unavailable. Others all in black will hold pictures, names and statistics of women who have died already. Everyone will wear shackles. After one hour of silent protest, people will break the shackles, and pledge to resist and call on others to join in mass resistance to defeat this war.

Los Angeles:

Friday, April 11
7 pm: United University Church, University of Southern California Campus, 817 West 34th Street, Los Angeles
Speak out to tell the truth about what is at stake for women with abortion rights, bringing alive the dangers and risks to women's lives when abortion is illegal, upholding the heroism of the providers and calling on others to step up with them and exposing the full dimensions of the anti-woman agenda of the anti-abortion movement.

Saturday, April 12
1-2 pm:
Santa Monica Pier and Ocean Blvd.
2-3 pm: March from Santa Monica Pier through 3rd St. Promenade

San Francisco

Friday, April 11
7 pm:
Spotlight on the Abortion Rights Emergency
Women's Building
3543 18th Street [Off Valencia]

Saturday, April 12
4:00 pm: Preparation and orientation at Washington Square Park, San Francisco
4:30 pm: Procession & assemble at Saints Peter and Paul Church [666 Filbert St]
Saints Peter and Paul Church is the home parish for the anti-abortion Walk for "Life" 2014 - we will raise bloody coat hangers as a sharp reminder of the women who die when abortion is illegal, as Saturday mass begins.


Friday, April 11
7 pm:
Revolution Books (89 S Washington St in Pioneer Square, 1/2 block west off 1st Ave)

Saturday, April 12
12 noon:
Gather outside Swedish Hospital on Madison (corner of Madison St & Summit Ave)
March and Assemble at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle (710 9th Ave)
Why we're starting at Swedish Hospital and ending at the Catholic Archdiocese:
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Seattle Archbishop Peter Sartain are spearheading attacks on abortion, birth control and LGBT rights. Swedish is part of a nationwide Catholic takeover of secular hospitals that are now governed by "Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare Services" enforced by local bishops. The Directives prohibit doctors and health care professionals from providing abortion and birth control even when the woman's health or life is in danger.

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