A Fight to Defend Abortion in Brooklyn: Clinic Defense and New York City for Abortion Rights

Brooklyn, NY – When a group of Catholic anti-abortion extremists began protesting outside a Planned Parenthood clinic in Brooklyn, a local pro-choice organization called New York City for Abortion Rights (NYCFAR) took to the streets and waged a grassroots campaign to defend open access to abortion without harassment. After months of clinic defense and a community mobilization effort, the Catholic church that had hosted the anti-abortion protesters announced they would stop doing so. Throughout the United States, similar grassroots mobilizations are increasing to match the growing momentum of emboldened anti-choice conservatives. Read in Unicorn Riot.