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Friday, 3 December 2004

Operation Rescue

Mobilize to stop Operation Rescue!  This far-right, fundamentalist anti-abortion group has had the nerve to announce a march in San Francisco on January 22, 2005 -- the anniversary of Roe v. Wade!  Join Radical Women and feminists of all stripes to organize in our own defense against an emboldened rightwing that wants to smash reproductive rights and keep women as second-class citizens.  We say NO!  Call 415-864-1278 or email for coalition meeting times and to get involved. 

I remembered reading about a very effective method of screwing up anti-choice protests, and thanks to the internet, I found it here. Scroll down to the "eat a queer fetus for jesus" picture for the protest part. the idea is not as radical now as it was when that newsletter was first published, as more groups have started to use it. It's the same idea as billionares for bush. Dress up like your enemy. act like your enemy. mangle their message. So if you showed up with a copy of one of the Church of Euthenasia's Pedophile Priests for Life signs, there is still a smidgen of a chance you could start marching with Operation Rescue and sew confusion. At the very least, you might offend somebody. (i'm offended.) It might be nice if Billionares for Bush planned to join the march. Do they still exist?

Of course, on the other hand, Operation Rescue has lost a lot of ground since they branched out into homophobia and violence and just desperately want some attention again. The more we respond to them, the more attention they get. Which seems to mean that confusing their message is the best idea.

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