SIGHTS & SOUNDS OF REFUSE FASCISM AT THE MARCHES
Everyone should have the right to Abortion “on demand and without apology.” The only way these rights have been won is when you plant yourself in the streets. We can’t let up. “This must be a Fall of fury” @SamBGoldman for @RefuseFascism #RallyForAbortionJustice #WomensMarch2021 pic.twitter.com/ZD6QQN88b2
— Refuse Fascism Philly (@refusefascismPH) October 2, 2021
Right in front of the Christian fascists with their lies about abortion “betraying women”. Cheers to everyone who drowned them out at Women’s March ATX.
— Coco Das (@coco_das) October 2, 2021
— Bay Area Protest Photo (@ProtestPix) October 2, 2021
— RefuseFascismCh (@RefuseFascismCH) October 2, 2021
Shout out to all the righteous people who took to the streets in Seattle with @RefuseFascism after the huge #WomensMarch rally. 🔥chant “We won’t accept/this fascist attack/NO SURRENDER/We won’t go back!” Photos @mariaramosnews pic.twitter.com/TQudRGlw3a
— Refuse Fascism Seattle (@RefuseFascismNW) October 3, 2021
— Refuse Fascism ATL (@refusefascatl) October 2, 2021
The war on abortion, waged by woman-hating, theocratic Christian fascists for decades, has been the linchpin of a vicious American fascist movement built on white supremacy, misogyny, and xenophobia; they have terrorized women at abortion clinics, murdered abortion doctors, and mobilized massive marches of indoctrinated followers who see women as breeders of children and the property of men. They were a key organizing force behind the rise of Trump and Pence to the White House, bestowing power to a regime that then stacked the courts with Christian fascist judges and created a pro-fascist majority on The Supreme Court, a court which is now poised to overturn the fundamental right to abortion.
Now, Texas’s horrific abortion ban advances this fascist offensive in a way that is being replicated all over the country. Their aim is nothing less than the consolidation of fascist rule, one that violently reasserts the domination of white, male supremacy over all of society and government. The Texas ban shreds the rule of law while giving legal backing and legitimation to fascist mob rule – where literally any vengeful vigilante can be awarded a bounty for spying on, snitching on, and dragging into court anyone who helps a woman seek an abortion.
This cannot stand! It is time to fight for abortion rights in the same way they were won in the first place, through massive outpourings of fury and determination to protect the right of women and girls to control their own reproduction. The October 2 Women’s Marches must be a day when all who care about the lives of half of humanity say no more! No more ceding ground to fascists. No more surrendering the fundamental right to abortion. No more waiting for the courts that are overrun with fascists to intervene. No more relying on the Democratic Party, which has conceded to and conciliated with Christian fascists as access to abortion got chipped away. This is the time to stay in the streets using our power of sustained, non-violent protest to stop the fascist assault on abortion and declare:
In the Name of Humanity, We Refuse to Accept a Fascist America!
Get Your Laws and Vigilantes Off Our Bodies!
Abortion on Demand and Without Apology!