Report on successful mobilization in defense of a reproductive health clinic in Manhattan, New York, which blocked a group of anti-choice protesters who for years have harassed patients. Read in It’s Going Down.
An anti-abortion group that masquerades as progressive in an attempt to gain a following in liberal cities suddenly surged into mainstream news headlines this spring after the Washington Metro Police Department recovered five fetuses from the apartment of anti-abortion activist Lauren Handy. Read in Truthout.
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 … Read more
Dear Rev. Fr. Paul Anel and parishioners at St. Paul and St. Agnes, We’re writing to make sure you know exactly why we and your neighbors in Brooklyn insist on counterprotesting your church. Every second Saturday of the month, St. Paul and St. Agnes in Cobble Hill has been sending priests and parishioners to harass … Read more
We are in a dire situation in terms of abortion access in this country, and our movement is suffering from the effects of years of setbacks and rightward-moving politics, even among the Left. Moira Geary explains how a narrow, ideological focus on fighting the religious right allows our real class enemies to avoid confrontation and continue … Read more
The fight for abortion rights is not a top-down effort — it is and always has been staged on a grassroots level. Indeed, the right has made extensive use of these tactics. Far from the liberal call not to “politicize” abortion, the right sees the clinic space as a political territory to be conquered, and … Read more
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
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For years, Fidelis Moscinski has led the Archdiocese of New York’s controversial Witness for Life program, which has recently expanded to Brooklyn, hosted by Saint Paul’s Church in Cobble Hill. On the second Saturday of every month Fidelis leads anti-abortion churchgoers to stand in front of Planned Parenthood to intimidate patients by praying, holding offensive … Read more
The anti-abortion movement has grown increasingly militant in recent years — and increasingly successful. The liberal pushback isn’t cutting it. Anne Rumberger argues we need a leftist strategy to defend abortion rights. Read in Jacobin.