Hundreds of people came out on February 11th to counter-protest the “Defund Planned Parenthood”, anti-choice protests at Planned Parenthood. We were joined by thousands of pro-choice activists around the country who recognize this as a moment we need to stand up and fight back. We outnumbered the antis 15 to 1 and had an empowering show of solidarity that drew thumbs up from patients and people passing by. We debated the antis on the NYT fb page and reached over a quarter of a million people and got our voice out to the many media outlets there who would have only heard the anti-choice side if we hadn’t been there. Pretty good for one week’s organizing.
Now, we need to figure out where we go from here. Come to a follow up organizing meeting to assess our action, discuss the current state of the attacks on reproductive freedom and decide together how to move forward. This meeting is open to anyone – whether you helped us organize the last event, attended, wanted to attend or if you weren’t sure about that action but still think we need to build a militant, confident, unapologetic movement to defend abortion rights. We need all our voices if we are going to fight back. So please spread the word and we hope to see you there.