Statement on Palestinian Liberation & the Genocide in Gaza

NYC for Abortion Rights stands in solidarity with the Palestinian liberation struggle—knowing that bodily autonomy and reproductive freedom are bound together with land sovereignty, self-determination, and an end to settler-colonial occupations and apartheid regimes everywhere. As of October 24, at least 5,791 Palestinians have been killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza in the span of … Read more

Frequently Asked Questions

Clinic defenders block anti-abortion harassers with rainbow umbrellas and a big banner that reads "Your Body Your Choice"

Anti-abortion violence and harassment outside of reproductive health clinics happens on a daily basis everywhere in the United States (including in “blue” states). Since 1977, the National Abortion Federation has documented 11 murders, 42 bombings, 196 arsons, 491 assaults, and thousands of incidents of criminal activities directed at abortion clinic patients, providers, and volunteers. The … Read more

Statement on 12/3/22 Clinic Defense

On December 3, 2022, the NYPD arrested seven clinic defenders, continuing a pattern of heightened aggression against abortion rights activists that began with the arrest of two NYCFAR members during an August 2021 clinic defense. In August 2022, the NYPD’s violent Strategic Response Group arrested six clinic defenders. In November 2022, they arrested two more. The NYPD, and … Read more

Statement on 8/6/22 Clinic Defense and Arrests

On Saturday, August 6, 2022, NYC for Abortion Rights showed up to the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral for our monthly clinic defense. Over 100 people joined us to picket the church, which hosts the anti-abortion group Witness for Life. The group’s leader, Fidelis Moscinski, is currently serving up to 90 days in jail … Read more

How Do We Wage a New Fight for Abortion?

Nine unelected people are deciding whether to overturn the legal basis for abortion, which is already in shreds. They might chicken out and “just” shred it even further. Either way, something fundamental to our bodily autonomy is gone, gone, gone.  For millions in this country, forced birth is the default, if they don’t have the … Read more

Statement on NYPD Arrests at the 8/14/21 Pro-Abortion Protest in Brooklyn

On August 14 in Cobble Hill, the NYPD sent its militarized Strategic Response Group to crack down on a protest opposing harassment at the nearby Planned Parenthood. Last Saturday, NYC for Abortion Rights counterprotested the Archdiocese of New York’s “Witness for Life” at St. Paul and St. Agnes. The Strategic Response Group arrested two of … Read more

About Fidelis Moscinski & Witness for Life

“Fidelis” Moscinski is an anti-abortion Franciscan priest based in the Bronx. He was ordained in 2001 and belongs to the Franciscan Friars, a religious congregation founded in 1987 by Benedict Groeschel. Moscinski is also a serial abortion clinic invader. For years, Moscinski has been a leader of the Archdiocese of New York’s anti-abortion Witness for … Read more

Free, Safe, and Legal: Celebrating the Abortion Victory in Argentina

Movement demands are not won overnight. Feminists in Argentina have been mobilizing for decades to demand free, safe, and legal abortion, culminating in a beautiful victory—the legalization of abortion—at the very end of 2020. At our meeting on January 19, Natalia Tylim and Camila Valle discuss the anatomy of the victory, the deep roots of … Read more