Rally for Abortion Rights: Counter-protest 40 Days for Life

October 14, 2017 - 11 AM - 2 PM

American Womens Surgical Center, 2744 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60647

Supporting Organizations: Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers, International Socialist Organization, Students for Reproductive Justice--Depaul

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On September 15th anti-abotion activists from a group called Created Equal stormed three abortion clinics in MI, VA, and NM. They entered the clinics waiting rooms, handing patients roses in an attempt to talk them out of having their abortions, and refused to leave as a part of what they called a “Red Rose Rescue”. This escalation in violent harrasment at our clinics is unacceptable. Antis are emboldened by a Trump administration and they not going away, but getting worse. These are our spaces, and our bodies and we will not stand for it.

Clinics all across the country have recently seen an increase in anti activity. Their national 40 Days for life campaign runs from September 27 to November 5 and has been harassing clinics and patients around the country. We expect to see an increase in the number of antis outside the clinic (oftentimes students are bussed in during the 40 days for life campaign). They plan to protest the American Women’s Medical Center here in Chicago on October 14th. American Women’s Medical Center is in favor of us defending them.

We will not stand for it. Join us to stand against the anti-abortion, anti-women, bigots and rally for abortion rights.

Sponsored by:
Campaign to Expose Crisis Pregnancy Centers
International Socialist Organization
Students for Reproductive Justice–Depaul

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