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News :: Gender : Organizing
Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
Sparked by an apparent need to support visitors of Planned Parenthood in the face of anti-abortion harassment, the Coalition to Defend Reproductive Rights formed a few months ago. On Saturday, November 12th, members of the new group stood outside of the clinic on Commonwealth Ave., holding pink banners and blocking the graphic signs of anti-abortion protesters.
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Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
I'm glad that this action is taking place. My husband and I have decided to have a child, but just one child and no more as we can't afford to have more and we do not want to be a burden on society. We have both also decided that we want a boy child for a number of reasons. Thus, we have decided to utilize selective elimination to abort any female fetus that we might conceive in order to realize our dream of having a boy child. Of course we hope that we have conceive a boy and that selective reduction will not be necessary, but we need to have the choice available. Unfortunately, organizations like operation rescue make this very difficult. Thanks for this article.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
I'm all for reproductive rights, but Abby isn't that just another form of femal infanticide?
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
It is my right to choose what I do with my body. Aborting a fetus is not infanticide because a fetus is not a human being. I have a right to do what I want with my body. If it is in my body then I have a right to choose to abort it. There is nothing immoral about it. Infanticide is the killing of a child. Once it is born, that's a different story.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
Why was Barbara Bush denied an abortion?
Her life's been fucked up bad and her "beautiful mind" is constantly being attacked by horryfing, disturbing pictures of poor latin american and afro american soldiers returning to their beloved ones from service in Iraq in body bags.

Maybe the next time a republican US administration are in conflict with another nation they should consider seeking the support of among others, us europeans. Not just dewy-eyed british Labour leaders or corrupt italian secterists (Berlusconi's Forza Italia party has the support of something like 5% of the italian voters).
Do Bush fans (I'm aware there might not be a multitude of them here on the IMC though) seriously belive a person like the swede Eric Blix of the UN was trying to mislead the population of the US or what?
All intelligent europeans, including Blix, know that the americans are our closest ally in the struggle for a free world.
Ok, now it's time to look ahead.
But just remember: we defeated Hitler TOGETHER, not by going separate ways in moronic self-suficiancy.
By the way, I wish not to offend any honest and intelligent brit, american, italian or whatever. I hope I've not.
My despise for stupidity knows no boundaries, just like my love of sanity.

A strange aspect of the anti-abortion movement in the US is that it's often the same kind of fanatics that wish to protect the "life" of unborn embryos that, simultaneously, wish to see every convicted murderer eradicated from the face of the earth.
These morons feel they've studied and understood the Bible so accurately they might just as well be appointed divine deputies, ruling over life and death. What can be done about them?
Got any idea?
I would be interested in hearing the answers of all you sane americans out there.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
Ooops!
It's supposed to be: "...sed in errore perseverare bushist is".
(It's only human to err, but persiting in failure is bushist")
Sorry.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
Yes chief, what an expression of marxist conviction isn't it to block the way of a militant, christian anti-abortion march!?
Or do I fail to catch the humor embedded in this post?
BLAHAHAHA.
Let's have some kind of debate instead, shouldn't we.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
13 Nov 2005
Well at least, Abbie is consistent in her beliefs, unlike "ok" who apparently thinks that a woman has the right to choose unless it means choosing the gender of her child.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
Abbie, have you ever read about "basal" thermometers and vaginal alkalinity? Instead of mis-using the abortion option, try some natural ways to concieve a boy before going through the not-cheap, intrusive and not very pleasant process of aborting a fetus. Also, if you're so certain that you want a boy instead of a girl, try going to a fertility clinic where they can help you select the sex of your child without having to go through the disappointment and surgery that is the abortion process.

On top of that, if you really are trying to have a child and aren't just a troll posting on this site and *pretending* to be an abortion-rights advocate, consider having a girl the way that nature may intend? You do want the strongest sperm to create your child, right? You don't want to permanently damage your uterine lining by repeat abortions, do you? You do want to create a child instead of destroying all your options, right?

Abortion rights are about the RIGHT to have an abortion. Just because you have the right doesn't mean you have to use it. For example, just because I have the choice to renounce my U.S. citizenship doesn't mean I would. And just because there's a blue law that says sex with sheep in Vermont is legal doesn't mean I'd go do that, either.... You really need to ask yourself if the fact that you HAVE the right really means that you need to use it when there are so many other more easy ways to accomplish what you say that you want. A male baby isn't terribly hard to concieve, and a fertility clinic isn't that expensive of an option if you really have your heart set on a baby boy. Think about that before you go through numerous abortions or troll on this website again. Thanks!
To Errare
14 Nov 2005
i agree with some of your points, but the statement you make about it being funny that the same people who are against abortion are same people who support capital punishment, goes both ways. The same people (for the most part) who are rabid abortion rights advocates, are the same people who oppose capital punishment. Let's kill unborn children ( I'm pro choice, but let's face it, it's a child. I'm sorry if I ruin anyone's attempte to kill a guilt trip), but we'll spare someone who has proved themselves not worthy to exsist in society. that makes alot of sense.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
i am pro-choice but selecting the gender of the child just goes against a lot of things. i think that should stay legal, but it's kidn of fucked up.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
I just wanted to put in the feelings of someone who has been there.

Deciding whether or not to have an abortion may be the hardest decision that you will ever have. Even if the decision to not have the abortion will mean your death as it would have in my case.

Once you have gone through this process, you realize that it is not a decision that you want or have the right to make for someone else.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
To bobbob. Why is selecting the gender of a child f__ed up? You either support a woman's right to choose or not. Abortion is either moral or immoral. If it is ok to abort a child because you are not ready to have a child, then why is selcting a gender any different?
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
i dunno, it just seems like it's non-essential the gender of the child. no one LIKES abortion, and aborting any fetus that is the wrong gender just seems too picky for lack of a better word.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
but i guess if you have valid reasons for it. i am not saying there should be laws against it, i am just saying it makes me uneasy.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
Why should it make you uneasy? I had two abortions. One because I got pregnant and wasn't ready to have a child and realizing my sexual identity did not want to have a child with a man. The second time was because I wanted a different gender child. Now my girlfriend and I have a wonderful two year old boy. We didn't want a girl because we thought that two women raising a boy would be better for society. We are raising a boy who will be sensitive because he does not have a male role model to introduce him to the hate filled male point of view.
Jenna
14 Nov 2005
You have some serious issues that need to be addressed. Ok, you got jilted by a guy, but having a child shouldn't be like shopping. ( I wanted red hair...)That's fuckin' twisted. Then again, there was this political party in Eurpoe about 60 years ago that was really into choosing what type of children were born....maybe your Chinese, you used to kill or, depending what region of the country you were in, abort, female fetuses. I know you feel like you got f*cked over by the "penocracy", but live in the real world will you.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
14 Nov 2005
Symbolic, what kind of a MCP are you? It is her right to have as many abortions and for as whatever reason she wants. Who the hell are you to say that she has issues? You're probably a fascist right to lifer who has no idea what it is like to be pregnant with an unwanted child. You fascists are the ones who we have for years been trying to liberate ourselves from. You are a male pig and you have no right to say ANYTHING about abortion except to acknowledge that it is our right to do whatever we want with our bodies, how ever many times, and for whatever reason. One thing is for absolute certain. You have no right to deny women basic reproductive health care.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
15 Nov 2005
I think Abbie, Miranda, Jenna, Veteran, and Sid2 are the same troll.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
15 Nov 2005
Jenna, people like you scare the hell out of me. You are twisted beyond repair. You claim that you want to raise a boy w/o the hate filled male view point. However, your choices contradict your claims. What are you going to teach your boy? "Hey son, its ok to destroy human life to get the desired results that you want." I feel so bad for your child, he'll be rasied w/o a soul and concience, and that is a scary prospect for the future.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
15 Nov 2005
Jenna, You seem so concerned about hate-filled men, yet apparently feel free to stereotype all individuals without the Y chromozome. if it is not hate, it definitely is hostility within you. I hope you someday find peace within yourself so that you may then spread peace to others.
Miranda
15 Nov 2005
You sound like u were jilted too. I'm a facist because i think it's discusting that someone would abort a child because they didn't like the sex or wanted it "free of male hate". Oh, i'm sorry miranda, making the decision to have an abortion is just like shopping..I'l have this one, nope, changed my mind i want this one... I your feeble mind, i very well may be a " MSP", but you're definitely a twisted C U Next Tuesday !
To Holy Shit
15 Nov 2005
I don't think abortion is murder, but is not something to used to get what want. People like jenna and miranda basically think the way the nazi's did. I'm assuming that they are both lesbians ( not that there's anything wrong with that), so it's kinda funny, if they exsisted in a time when the people who think las they do were in power, they would be sent to "the camp". Maybe "femi-nazi is a real word??
i'm with "yo"
16 Nov 2005
" I think Abbie, Miranda, Jenna, Veteran, and Sid2 are the same troll."
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
18 Nov 2005
Keep up the good work.
Jenna
18 Nov 2005
Your own point of view seems pretty hate filled.
Protect YOUR Body, Mind and Soul. It's YOURS!
24 Nov 2005
Very good idea. Don't let the right wings and religious fanatics get over. (When the majority know they're wrong.)
I support choice. And N.O.W.. Women rights should never be turned back. No one person has any right to trespass into another person personal choice.
Peace to the people who give a damn about personal rights!
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
26 Nov 2005
hi, obviously these people saying they want to protect abortion for the purposes of gender selection are trolls. sex cannot generally be detected via ultrasound until 16 weeks along--four months. that's almost halfway there. abortions can be performed at 16 weeks, but they are much more expensive & invasive. i don't doubt that there are probably some people who don't care about the cost or the invasiveness of the procedure & care more about having a child of a certain sex, & so they will opt to have a sex-selective abortion. however, i doubt any of those very, very few people have actually posted on this article. the people who say they have are OBVIOUSLY trolls attempting to bait otherwise pro-choice people into judging another person's choice. so way to go, all of you who fell for it. way to basically play into the anti-choice propaganda & say, "well, i'm pro-choice...but..." it's fine if someone's decisions make you uncomfortable, but it's still not your place to judge. not that you are even judging real people in this case. sheesh.
Re: Coalition Forms to Defend Local Abortion Clinics
29 Dec 2005
Bravo Clara. Finally someone has displayed a modicum of brains. Of course the Jenna post is false, but I'm not a troll. I'm just trying to show, and was successful at showing, what hypocrites you all are.
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