To the Editor: Re “I Refused to Vote for Trump, but I’m Grateful for His Court Picks,” by Erika Bachiochi (Opinion guest essay, Dec. 9): Ms. Bachiochi’s argument rests on a false dilemma: that we can either expand abortion access or build a robust safety net to support pregnant and parenting people. The reproductive justice … Read more
The Supreme Court is about to gut abortion rights in America. The anti-abortion movement is winning — the Left can’t turn the tide without connecting reproductive rights to broader progressive struggles throughout the country. Read in Jacobin.
We won’t stop having abortions, whether through pills or defending clinics. Abortion is ours forever. Our antidotes are solidarity, hope and the knowledge that we are on the right side of history. It connects us to millions of feminists around the world. It is a call to action. Read more in Truthout.
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
The anti-abortion movement has been appropriating social justice language in an attempt to reach new audiences. Their misogyny will only flourish unless we make it clear that abortion is not just about choice, but class struggle. Read in Rampant.
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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