“Pro Choice”-Aktion in London

Die Londoner Gruppe „Feminist Fightback“ hat gestern eine „Lebensschützer“-Aktion blockiert.

Thanks everyone for coming today – what a fucking great action!!! We managed to stop the godsquadders, blocking them from leaving their church for over two hours. They wanted to spend the whole morning outside the abortion clinic, but because of us, they only got 10 minutes!

As far as we saw, no women entering or leaving the clinic was accosted by them today. Let’s hope those rosary-fiddlers think twice about harassing women outside it again!

via Facebook.

Die Mobigruppe gegen den Schweigemarsch in Annaberg-Buchholz hatte bereits darauf hingewiesen: „Der Kampf um reproduktive Rechte wird international geführt. Auch wenn die rechtliche, soziale und politische Lage häufig ganz unterschiedlich ist, kann man doch überall gewisse Gemeinsamkeiten erkennen. Ein Beispiel dafür ist der Aufruf zu einer Pro-Choice-Aktion am 09. Mai in London gegen gegen eine rechte religiöse Anti-Abtreibungs-Prozession.

A religious anti-abortion group are planning a procession from a church in east London to a nearby abortion clinic. We can’t let this go unchallenged – they might have a right to express their opinion, but they don’t have a god-given right to stand outside a clinic, peddle lies and intimidate and harass people. As well as making sure people can access the clinic safely, we want to do a lively action that makes a stand against the religious right-wing and their anti-women views that are dressed up as concern and counselling.
Abortion is not just a ‘women’s’ issue. And not just about a woman’s individual ‘right’ or ‘choice’**, which is hard to come by in a capitalist system, especially for black and working class women who always bear the brunt of such policies – either by not being able to access abortions if they want one, or being forced to have one because the state doesn’t want them to reproduce, or having to have one because they can’t afford to have a baby. As communists/anarchists/socialists of various types, we should all recognise the importance of reproductive justice, linked as it is to capitalist production and control over working class bodies. We all have an interest in defending ourselves against the state and religious powers.

Abortion is a class issue! All genders welcome!

In solidarity,
feminist fightback