The Post-Roe Horror is a Bipartisan Production
by PAUL STREET featured in Counterpunch September, 16, 2022
by Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights co-initiators Merle Hoffman, Lori Sokol, Sunsara Taylor
Read our statement on the overturning of Roe V. Wade
Sunsara Taylor on Al Jazeera after Roe Overturned – “This is an Absolute Atrocity, it is ILLEGITIMATE “
Lori Sokol, Executive Director of Women’s eNews & Co-Initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org
Merle Hoffman, Founder and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center in Queens, Co-Initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRIghts.org
” This ruling is illegitimate, it must not stand”
In the First week of June:
Courageous, Inspirational Actions Reached Millions With the Message –
In early June, courageous, disruptive actions in cities across the country directly challenged and called forward the majority of people in this country who support the right to legal abortion to get off the sidelines and themselves join in visible, nonviolent mass protest in the streets and everywhere else. To go from passive support for legal abortion, to actively fighting in numbers growing from thousands to millions, to STOP the Supreme Court from overturning Roe v. Wade. Videos above include reports on the disruption of services at a mega-church in Houston, a Dodgers baseball game in Los Angeles, and a WNBA game in Brooklyn, where the protesters received a standing ovation from the crowd.
Don’t Be A Bystander In A Crime Against Women
Sunsara Taylor on Why We Must & How We Can Stop The Supreme Court From Taking Away Abortion Rights. Sunsara Taylor is Initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and is the Co-host of the RNL- Revolution Nothing Less Show on Youtube.
A Time To Practice Courage
Merle Hoffman On Providing & Fighting for Abortion For 50 + Years. Merle Hoffman is an initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and the Founder and CEO of Choices Women’s Medical Center in Queens, New York.
An initiator of RiseUp4AbortionRights.org and
the host of the Refuse Fascism Podcast
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Students joined by actors in NYC Walk Out 4 Abortion Rights on May 26
Hear from Sunsara Taylor, an initiator of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights & Co-host of the RNL-Revolution Nothing Less Show. Actors Kayli Carter and Mark Ruffalo, and a student leader from NYC
Don’t listen to those who tell you that it is more ‘realistic’ to channel our fury into voting for the Democrats in the next election (after Roe has been overturned). No! It is far harder to win back a right once they have ripped it away than to defend it when you still have it. Besides, the Democrats and others have for decades sought ‘common ground’ with those driving the fanatical attack on abortion. What is needed is an uncompromising fight for the lives of women…
We will make clear to the woman-haters on the Supreme Court and everywhere else that if they take away the right to abortion, their society will be prevented from functioning at all. We will NOT go back!
On May 14th tens of thousands of people took to the streets in hundreds of cities to stand up for abortion rights. Among them, thousands joined RiseUp4AbortionRights in declaring: OVERTURN ROE? HELL NO!
Scroll below for pics of they day’s powerful outpourings.
Youth organizers with Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights went to Foley Sq. on May 14 to tell people about the Thursday walk outs.
Student Walk Outs NYC
Watch Lori Sokol and Sunsara Taylor, two of the initiators of Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, on “The Conversation with Adrienne Lawrence”
(part of The Young Turks Network).
Watch an interview with Merle Hoffman,
founder of Choices Women’s Medical Center.
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WE REFUSE TO LET THE U.S. SUPREME COURT
DENY WOMEN’S HUMANITY
AND DECIMATE THEIR RIGHTS!
WE CALL ON EVERYONE TO
JOIN US IN FIGHTING FOR:
ABORTION ON DEMAND AND WITHOUT APOLOGY!
Now is the time for everyone who believes that women and girls are full human beings – not incubators – to act to prevent a great horror.
Read, Sign, Share Our Statement
The Supreme Court stands poised to gut and very possibly overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that established the right of women to abortion. A decision is expected by late Spring.
This comes on top of hundreds of restrictions that effectively deny this essential right to huge numbers of women already. This could trigger more than 20 states to immediately ban or severely restrict abortion.
The attack on abortion rights is part of a patriarchal Christian fascist program that takes aim at contraception as well as LGBTQ rights. Denying the right to abortion hits poor women, and especially Black and other women of color, with vicious consequence – tightening the chains of both white supremacy and the subjugation of women….
The Supreme Court’s cruel plan to repeal Roe v. Wade and wipe out the right to abortion is a major attack which must be DEFEATED NOW—this May and June—before it is hammered into law.
This could be done if people in our millions make clear, through massive non-violent resistance, that we will bring the gears of society to a grinding halt before we allow the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade.