Every month, the Archdiocese of New York leads a procession of right-wing anti-abortion activists to a local Planned Parenthood to harass and intimidate patients, and every time, they are met by a counterprotest blockade organized by NYC for Abortion Rights clinic defenders. It’s a spectacle that often mystifies onlookers: a thicket of clergy wielding Christ … Read more
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
A Planned Parenthood clinic in Lower Manhattan has become a magnet for anti-choice activists who don’t want to stop with Roe’s repeal. Read in The Indypendent.
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.
About 150 people showed up outside the Basilica of St Patrick’s Church in Lower Manhattan, despite heavy rain, to defend patients at a local Planned Parenthood that provides abortions. Read or listen in Tempest.
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.
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
When MAGA fash invaded the Capitol last week, abortion clinic workers were able to put names to faces as fast as anyone. This is because abortion clinics have been besieged by these people since Trump’s election. While anti-abortion protesters have been militant and violent for decades, Trump marked the beginning of a significant surge. They’re … Read more
For over forty years, abortion clinics in the U.S. have served as a theater for right-wing spectacle, featuring pickets, religious processions, arson, and even murder. Megan Lessard describes the history of the anti-abortion movement in the U.S. and explains that it is an important part of the growing threat posed by the far right. Read in … Read more