The Right’s Fight for Women: On the “Pro-Woman” Trappings of Today’s Anti-Abortion Movement

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 statues, assorted right-wing livestreamers and church girls, some obvious off-duty cops, and a barrier of uniformed police officers who are all-too-thrilled to defend their fashy friends from the horde of “Antifa” dykes—the clinic defenders with their signs and chants, refusing to cede the street. Read in The Baffler.