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

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

Abortion Under Siege: A Statement on the Capitol Attack

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

FTP Is Repro Justice

The recent and highly publicized killing of George Floyd has evoked mass social protests against racist policing. We understand racist police violence to be a permanent feature of police as we know it. We understand that gendered police violence, both sexual and domestic, are also a permanent feature.

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