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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:41 PM

This is about choice--and more (Article about Planned Parenthood)

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In hundreds of cities across the country, supporters of women's right to abortion counterprotested against right-wingers who called for a day of action on February 11 to gather at clinics and demand that the federal government defund Planned Parenthood. Here, we republish a speech by Marie Coyle, who was among those protesting in Portland, Maine..............

We know Planned Parenthood provides necessary health services to millions of people every year, and that many rely on their sliding-scale fees. We know that reproductive health care is essential and that people have always needed, and will continue to need, abortions.
If these are the facts, how can Planned Parenthood still be under attack? Why are we still here fighting the same fight?

The answer is that as long as our world is build around profit and greed, instead of human need, we will continue to fight tooth and nail for access to all of our basic needs--including health care.


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Fri Feb 17, 2017, 07:43 PM

1. And more:

I am not a walking incubator! I am a human being, and as long as this fact is challenged by legal and economic restrictions around abortion and reproductive health care, we will not have justice. As long as our culture relies on sexism, racism and other forms of oppression to weaken and exploit some of us, then none of us is truly free.
Now more than ever, we must stand in solidarity with each other. We must organize and work collectively to build a political and economic system based on human need, where our vision of reproductive justice can become a reality, where we ourselves create the lives we deserve.

Trump exemplifies all of the various forms of oppression that the GOP so ably serves.

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