More domestic terror by White Christian Terrorists. This is America’s Christian version of the Taliban. They are an extremely misguided, paranoid, delusional group of people. They have no true spirituality or faith in their God, only hatred in their hearts. I have been a clinic defender and know first hand how hatful and dangerous these people really are. I guess that’s why it surprises me how they have arrested hundreds of peaceful OWS protesters in the last year, but they continue to do nothing about real terrorist hate groups. I have nothing against religion. I think people should be free to worship whatever God they so choose, or not choose to worship. I don’t think however that Christian or any other religious laws should govern over the people of a nation that boosts about freedom of religion.
In yet another act of domestic terror against a family planning facility, a Planned Parenthood clinic in Wisconsin was fire-bombed recently. The attack comes on the heels of the bombing of a Pensacola, Florida, clinic in January.
Although no one was injured in the attack, the fascist demonization of Planned Parenthood by inciters like Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney continues to put women’s lives in the line of fire; in an era of vanishing clinics and mounting violence.
In honor of Abortion Providers’ Day last month I visited a family planning clinic after participating in an abortion rights protest. The head doctor on staff lamented how few of his colleagues had been trained to perform abortions. Volunteer patient escorts helped protect the tucked-away strip mall facility from violent interlopers. The scene was a vivid reminder of the atrocity of the assassination of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller in 2009. Tiller was murdered in cold blood in his church by former Montana Freemen and Army of God member Scott Roeder, who said he was just following God’s law. At Tiller’s funeral, anti-abortion protesters wielded signs proclaiming “God sent the shooter.” His murder was the culmination of years of attempted murders, death threats, bombings, and arson attacks waged against abortion providers by white Christian terrorists. While law-abiding Muslim Americans continue to be profiled and surveyed, white Christian terrorists are handled cautiously. Read more…
What can men do to make the world more equal for women? Why do women need five bottles of shampoo? Is this just the most sense anyone has made in a long while?
King Blues front man Itch will get you talking about whether men and women are equals in 2012. Join the big inequality debate and leave a comment telling us what you think.
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We Are Woman March on Washington, D.C. Planned for September
The ‘Unite Against the War on Women‘ marches will still be held in each state and many local areas on April 28th. This includes a march on D.C. organized by a local D.C. group. The ‘We Are Woman‘ March on Washington, D.C. is currently in the planning stages. We’ve decided to announce the official date after we have secured the permit. It will be sometime in September. We want all of our sisters and brothers to be able attend so it will not be held on the weekend of Rosh Hashanah. read more…
Lauren Zuniga performs a poem in response to state legislation regarding “Personhood” and the continuous efforts of legislators to wage war on women.
If you don’t know what the Lilly Ledbetter Act is or what it does, here is a really good interview I caught on the Travis Smiley show with Lilly Ledbetter herself to explain it. She discusses her new book called “Grace and Grit”, and tells how her fight to gain equal pay for women in the workplace led to landmark legislation. She also recounts her poor upbringing in rural Alabama and discusses her years working at Goodyear.
It’s unfortunate that these corporations can get away with treating their workers with this kind of disrespect…how disgraceful.
The true motivation for a war is not always clear in spite of proclamations by a nation or its leaders. The war in Iraq’s purpose is still a mystery to many Americans because of the ever-changing goals proffered by the Bush administration and there are parallels with the current conservative war on women. On the surface, it appears that evangelicals are on a tear to restrict women’s right to choose their reproductive health, and although that is one of their primary goals, there is another pernicious motivation many Americans ignore even though it is obvious to women. Over the past couple of weeks, there have been important clues to what the conservative’s endgame is and although contraception, abortion rights, and women’s health issues are at the forefront, it is male dominance that drives the assaults. Read more »»»
Loretta Ross: Women Fight Back as Virginia and Georgia Vote to Curb Reproductive Rights
On International Women’s Day, we speak with Loretta Ross of the SisterSong Reproductive Justice Collective about the latest wave of legislative attacks on reproductive rights. Virginia has enacted a controversial law forcing women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. Lawmakers in Georgia and New Hampshire meanwhile have advanced new curbs on abortion and contraception coverage. Georgia lawmakers are also considering a bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks based on the highly contested notion that fetuses can feel pain at that stage. “In Georgia we got tossed back to the 19th Century,” Ross says. “Republican legislators really didn’t want to hear from women, they didn’t want to pay attention and presumed that they could tell us what to do with our bodies again.”
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