Walk for Choice

That link goes to the main FB event page, where you can RSVP, invite your friends, & find your local walk. We have walks taking place across the country, folks!

And if there’s not one near you, wear ORANGE tomorrow in support of choice!

-R

Do you know if there is a walk in Annapolis tomorrow?

Nope, but there’s one in D.C!

I know that you're probably not the best person to ask but how can I find out what's going on with Walk for Choice Detroit? The organizers are not posting on their twitter or tumblr. I don't know the route or where to meet and this is going on tomorrow. :S

The main organizer asked for help several times and no one offered, so there’s no walk taking place in Detroit.

Walk for Choice Press Release is Out!

Walk for Choice, an event protesting the assault on women’s rights being carried out by the Republican-controlled Congress, had its first walk in February 2011. Now, organizers in 10 cities are coming together on May 21st to once again protest the ongoing war on women’s rights.

Chicago, IL – May 20, 2011 – On Saturday, May 21st, ten cities across the country will rally for reproductive rights. For two months, activists have been planning “Walk for Choice,” a repeat of the February event that attracted thousands nationwide, particularly in the Midwest.

"This event wouldn’t have been possible without social media," said Raven Geary, the director of Walk for Choice in Chicago. "Facebook and Twitter have been instrumental in putting us all in touch with one another. Our message is clear: we’ve had enough, and we’re committed to forming a new grassroots pro-choice movement."

She said threats to women’s health and livelihoods were exemplifying how little the current Congress cares about women.

"It’s a scary time to be someone seeking reproductive health services," Geary said. "Redefining rape? Mandating the investigation of miscarriages? Defunding Planned Parenthood? Politicians claim it’s about protecting women, but we know that’s a blatant lie. It’s in fact an outright war on women, and it’s also at its core an attack on every American’s right to privacy."

Some of the cities involved include Chicago, Salt Lake City, Kalamazoo, D.C., San Francisco, Tampa, Austin, Los Angeles, New York City, and Minneapolis.

“We believe that everyone should have access to the services that Planned Parenthood provides. We believe that a person should have rights and options in every aspect of reproduction,” said Jamie Carter, who’s organizing Walk for Choice in Salt Lake City. “This includes the right to make decisions about how to give birth as well, the right to refuse a C-section, to give birth at home, to get up and walk around in the hospital, or to demand every intervention we feel we need.”

Pro-choice activists in Texas are also planning a statewide Walk for Choice in Austin on May 28th. Carpools and buses will be organized from Dallas, Houston, and several other cities.

"Texas is committed to furthering the women’s movement. We maintain our unapologetic stance on reproductive justice, and abortion rights,” said Brit Schulte, the Dallas, Texas Walk for Choice organizer. “We will continue to struggle and participate in direct non-violent demonstrations to counter the legislative attacks on women’s bodily autonomy.”

For more information, visit WalkforChoice.tumblr.com.

Always reblog.

Always reblog.

Every movement needs a flag! What would YOU like to see on a PRO-CHOICE FLAG? Please reblog!

Been thinking recently that a pro-choice flag would be a great point of unity for all of us.

I don’t know anything about designing flags, but I think the color orange would be a great starting point for several reasons:

  1. it’s the color of clinic escorts everywhere
  2. it represents protection, caution, safety (crossing guards! safe sex!)
  3. it’s bright as hell
  4. it seems to be a common color among several pro-choice groups already

Email any thoughts, ideas, or designs to prochoiceflag [at] gmail [dot] com.

Submissions will be accepted through the end of June, and after that…well, we’ll get to work on revealing the flag!

If you’d like to help with this cause but (like me) have no artistic abilities, consider setting aside whatever you can spare as a donation to the flag making fund instead. I’ll have a donation link available as soon as we have our Tax ID & non-profit status…but there are some significant changes that I believe must be made before that happens (good changes, I promise!).

-R

thehumorlessfeminist:

No more of this “pro-choice” vs. “pro-life” battle. Enough is enough. How many more doctors have to die before the media has the guts to call these people what they are—domestic terrorists?
They relentlessly terrorize the patients entering clinics every day. They terrorize abortion providers. They terrorize anyone who disagrees with them. 
They’re terrorists. Full stop.
People of Maryland, I am so, so sorry.

thehumorlessfeminist:

No more of this “pro-choice” vs. “pro-life” battle. Enough is enough. How many more doctors have to die before the media has the guts to call these people what they are—domestic terrorists?

They relentlessly terrorize the patients entering clinics every day. They terrorize abortion providers. They terrorize anyone who disagrees with them. 

They’re terrorists. Full stop.

People of Maryland, I am so, so sorry.

thehumorlessfeminist:

breakingthesky:

robertdowneyduck:

thehumorlessfeminist:

walkforchoice:

Remember those anti-choice billboards unveiled in Chicago in March? If you don’t, allow me to refresh your memory: they feature an image of President Obama and read, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.”

Because, you know, black women can’t be trusted to be make their own reproductive choices. And of course they can’t be potential future leaders who are making the best decisions for themselves.

Yeah, they’re still up. Fourteen of them, in fact. That’s a map. All of the billboards are in poor neighborhoods. It’s disgusting. Life Always, the group that sponsors the billboards, held a press conference in the dirty lot where the first billboard was unveiled and then left the lot the way they found it. They don’t care about Chicago communities. They’re not even from Chicago.

Please sign and reblog today. Your signature matters. It only takes a minute.

I’m looking at you, followers. If you have the time and energy to reblog a picture of a cat in a refrigerator, you have the time and energy to sign this petition and REBLOG TODAY! Please! This stuff matters!

I haven’t seen these billboards yet, thankfully. 

It takes 21 seconds. I timed it…. Do it!

21 SECONDS! Less than thirty seconds to sign, folks. We’ve added 50+ signatures since this was posted, but WE CAN DO BETTER! Reblog reblog reblog!

Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter…let’s do whatever it takes to get a couple hundred more signatures on this tonight. You have the power, Tumblr!

Remember those anti-choice billboards unveiled in Chicago in March? If you don’t, allow me to refresh your memory: they feature an image of President Obama and read, “Every 21 minutes, our next possible leader is aborted.”

Because, you know, black women can’t be trusted to be make their own reproductive choices. And of course they can’t be potential future leaders who are making the best decisions for themselves.

Yeah, they’re still up. Fourteen of them, in fact. That’s a map. All of the billboards are in poor neighborhoods. It’s disgusting. Life Always, the group that sponsors the billboards, held a press conference in the dirty lot where the first billboard was unveiled and then left the lot the way they found it. They don’t care about Chicago communities. They’re not even from Chicago.

Please sign and reblog today. Your signature matters. It only takes a minute.

5 days until Walk for Choice (in this time zone)!

Just sayin’.

I’m not a religious person and I’ve never believed in heaven or hell. But there is a hell on Earth. Hell is sitting next to the person you love most and listening to her wail hysterically because her heart just broke into a million pieces. Hell is watching her entire body convulse with sobs because she’s being tortured with grief. For as long as I live and no matter how many children we have, I will never forget that sound. And I vowed to do everything in my power to make sure she’d never make it again.

Across a crowded street, two people with “God Is Pro-Life!” signs and pictures of torn-up fetuses managed to drive the blade in even deeper. Again, I was left trying to console the inconsolable, feeling even more helpless this time, because I wasn’t allowed into surgery with her.

Running on pure adrenaline, and without even a hint of a plan, I grabbed my cell phone and crossed the street. I didn’t know what to say or how to say it, I just knew I wanted to make public the cowardice of these protesters. The video’s below—they didn’t disappoint.

Click through for the vid.

fuckyeahchoice:

thebonestheywant:

How?

I believe a woman should be able to choose what happens to her body.

And in being given this choice, she has a happier life, because she doesn’t have to stress about whether or not it is possible for her to have an abortion.

But I’m also pro-life in the sense that when I think about…

I think a lot of people feel similarly. No one likes abortions or having abortions, but we live in a world tainted with poverty, rape and other terrible things that make abortion a necessary procedure.

I think it’s important to promote safe sex awareness and to make sure everyone has access to affordable health care.

Sorry to ramble at you, I appreciate your view and just wanted to comment off that.

Why abortion isn’t murder, Merriam-Webster edition
murder: the crime of unlawfully killing a person especially with malice aforethought

Note the following:

  1. Where abortion is legal, it cannot be murder.
stfuhypocrisy:

Truth. Such an aggravating truth.

stfuhypocrisy:

Truth. Such an aggravating truth.

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-Raven