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Announcement :: Gender : Human Rights : International : Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race : Social Welfare : Technology
Jan. 3: DEFEND AMBER ABREU!
30 Dec 2007
Modified: 03:46:29 PM
Join the picket line outside Salem Superior Court
34 Federal Street, Salem MA
Thursday, January 3, 2008
9:00 a.m. (Amber’s next court date)
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Outrage! Teenager Faces Prison for Attempted Abortion

Protest: Thursday Jan. 3
9 a.m. Salem Superior Court
34 Federal Street, Salem MA


Defend Amber Abreu!
Drop All the Charges Now!

On 6 January 2007, 18-year-old Amber Abreu went to the hospital in Lawrence, Massachusetts after trying to terminate a pregnancy by taking a drug that is a component of the abortion pill RU-486. The result was a miscarriage. The police went after Amber using an archaic law dating back to the 1840s to charge her with “procuring a miscarriage.” Cops dragged Abreu into court in shackles and then held her in Framingham maximum security prison for days until friends and relatives could come up with $15,000 bail. The young woman, a recent immigrant from the Dominican Republic, faces seven years in prison on this outrageous charge.

The Internationalist Group and a growing defense campaign insist: Amber Abreu is innocent! The proceedings against her are a sinister frame-up aimed at ruining the life of a working class immigrant with few resources to defend herself. The state of Massachusetts, in the hands of as Democratic Party governor and attorney general, is attacking her, further eroding the legal right to abortion. Her persecution is an indictment of the “justice” system as a racist apparatus designed to enforce the oppression of working class women, racial minorities and immigrants. We have no faith in a “fair trial” from the bourgeois courts. To defend Amber Abreu and the right to abortion, we look to mobilize militant mass action backed by the power of organized labor independent of the Democrats and Republicans, the twin capitalist parties of imperialist war and anti-women attacks.

Free Abortion on Demand!

To contact the Internationalist Group, write to:
Internationalist Group
Box 3321, Church Street Station
New York, NY, 10008
(212) 460-0983
internationalistgroup (at) msn.com
www.internationalist.org
See also:
http://www.internationalist.org/
http://www.internationalist.org/defendamberabreu0702.html

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