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Trust Women Tabling! – A Counter-event to 40 Days for Life
November 4, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
From September 27 through November 5, anti-abortion fanatics have descend on women’s clinics around the country for their biannual “40 Days for Life.” They fast, pray and harass women outside of clinics in attempts to disrupt the clinic’s ability to provide health care. They boast on their website that they have succeeded in closing 90 abortion centers and getting 156 ‘abortion workers’ to quit.
Access to safe, legal, affordable abortion is more out of reach for women in the U.S. today than at any time since Roe v. Wade. The anti-woman rhetoric coming straight from the White House is only emboldening those who think that women should have no say over decisions about their own lives.
We have a long road ahead to defend reproductive rights, but we are beginning to see a new movement emerge. From the Women’s March last January, to clinic defenses, to the #metoo campaign, we know that millions of women in this country are fed up with the idea that our bodies belong to someone else.
Join the Downtown Branch of the International Socialist Organization for a tabling to counter the ideology of 40 days for life – an organization that believes women should be forced to carry unwanted pregnancies to term. To counter that bigotry, we have a simple slogan borrowed from abortion provider Dr. Tiller who was murdered by anti-choice bigots in 2009: TRUST WOMEN.