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Chicago- Protest for Reproductive Justice! [Sep. 20th, 2006|11:16 pm]
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Hello, fellow reproductive freedom fighters! Here's your updates.

-Pro Choice Action Committee EVENTS

Protest the "Contraception Is Not the Answer" Conference!

When: Friday, September 22nd, Lunch Break Protest, Time TBA
Where: Downtown Chicago

When: Friday, September 22nd, 5-7pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare, 5440 River Road, Rosemont, Il

Hyde Amendment Anniversary
Bike Ride, Film Screening and Panel Discussion

When: Saturday, September 30th
Bike Ride: Starts at 1pm, at Wicker Park (Damen and Schiller) | Ends at panel (prizes will be given for best political shirts, bikes, and other fun categories!)
Panel: Begins at 3pm, at Roosevelt University, 430 S Michigan
How Much: Donation (no one turned away- all profits raised will go to the Chicago Abortion Fund!)
Roosevelt University is wheelchair accessible.

Ride with us on an informative, fun bike ride to promote reproductive justice! Prizes will be given in several categories, including most decorated bike, best reproductive freedom shirts, and more! A little speech will be given, as well as flyers to hand out as we ride to Roosevelt University, where we will be screening Motherhood by Choice, Not Chance and have speakers from several pro choice groups discussing historical and recent attacks on women's health justice and how we can help stop them.

Speak Out: I Had An Abortion
screening and discussion

When: Thursday, October 19th at 7pm
Where: New World Resource Center
How Much: Donation (no one turned away)

Birthing Options Panel

When: Saturday, November 18th
Where: Roosevelt University (430 S Michigan, wheelchair accessible)
How Much: Donation (no one turned away)
Wheelchair Accessible

Come learn about alternatives to a medical hospital birth from a panel of experienced birth assistants. Learn how and why to find a practitioner from Karen Laing. Learn about the roles of doulas from Ami Burns, LCCE, CD(DONA); and about midwives from Kathy Puls, CNM. Jennifer Gagnon, CNM will explain homebirth, and Gayle Riedmann, CNM will explain waterbirth. After this informative panel of speakers, we will open up the floor for some Q & A, and be sure to stick around and check out our tables, with Pomegranate's zines and merchandise, and some information from and about the speakers.

-Next Pro Choice Action Committee MEETING

Where: 4541 S. Whipple (bottom doorbell)
Several blocks from the Orange Line Kedzie stop
When: Thursday, September 21st, 7pm
NOT wheelchair accessible

-Pro Choice Action Committee Call Outs

Protest the Pro Life Action League's "Contraception Is Not the Answer" by politely calling or writing to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare and announcing that you will no longer rent rooms at their hotel due to allowing this conference to happen on their premises, and will tell all your friends, family, and pro choice acquaintances not too, either.

-Other Group's Pro Choice Events

"Jane: An Abortion Service" Screening
Friday, October 6 at 7:00

Las Manos Gallery presents a screening of Nell Lundy and Kate Kirtz's film "Jane: An Abortion Service." Jane, a Chicago-based women's health group, performed nearly 12,000 SAFE, illegal abortions between 1969-1973. As Jane members describe finding feminism and clients describe finding Jane, archival footage and recreations mingle to depict how the repression of the early sixties and social movement of the late sixties influenced this unique program.

Judith Arcana will discuss her experience with Jane and read from her new book What if your mother, recently published with Chicory Blue Press. What if your mother is a collection of poems and monologues examining a constellation of motherhood themes rarely offered with such richness: abortion, adoption, miscarriage, and the biotechnology of childbirth. The book will be available for purchase.

A suggested donation of $5.00 will benefit the Illinois Reproductive Justice Fund. Help contribute to the solution!

Las Manos Gallery is located at 5220 N Clark Street, corner of Foster and Clark, 773.728.8910

-Articles of Interest

Illinois: State Court Revives Teen Abortion Law

Iowa: Pro-Life Terrorist Attacks Emma Goldman Clinic

Hey, Pro Lifers! Make sure the clinic you're trying to set on fire is actually an abortion clinic!

New Controversial Blog Called STOP MY ABORTION Sparks Debate

Strong Hearts and Poisoned Waters: The Exclusion of Women of Color and the Reproductive Rights Movement in the U.S.

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[User Picture]From: your_own_war
2006-09-21 04:55 am (UTC)
No, no no. See, if you get married, are in a heterosexual relationship, and have sex for procreation, you'll be fine. You'll automatically want and magically be able to care for all the babies you make. Your birth control-centered life is simply degrading your morals.


Unfortunately, they are so not joking.

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