International Women’s Day, A Day Without A Woman Rally and March! Columbus Circle NYC

***Noon at Columbus Circle then march to Trump Tower***

Trump is the Sexual-Predator-In-Chief. Pence is a Christian fascist at war with women’s right to abortion, birth control & basic humanity. They’ve already reimposed and massively expanded the Global Gag Rule, denying millions of women worldwide access to abortion and other healthcare, and condemning many to death. They’re moving fast to remake the courts, to defund Planned Parenthood, and to slam women backwards in countless hideous and enslaving ways. This misogyny is a key plank of their all-round fascist remaking of America that MUST NOT BE ALLOWED.

Take to the Streets! Bring your signs, your friends, your classmates, and your FURY!

Break the Chains! Unleash the FURY of Women!
Say NO to All Forms of Female Enslavement!
Drive Out the Trump-Pence Regime!

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Sunsara Taylor of RefuseFascism.org speaking out about what it will take to bring down the Trump/Pence regime and urging people to dig deep into their pockets to support the #RefuseFascism organization to do the work that needs to be done to dismantle it. Wearing white surgical pants covered in red paint all down the inside of the crotch area and inner thigh to illustrate the numerous women throughout history who were forced to turn to the wire coat hanger as a solution to unwanted pregnancies before the Roe V Wade act came into existence in 1973 making safe, legal, early term abortion widely possible.

 

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One daring Trump supporter waving his Trum flag at the event put on by #RefuseFascism.org last Wednesday for International Women’s Day at Columbus Circle. Calling Trump the Sexual- Predator- in- Chief and Pence the Christian Fascist on the event’s Facebook page.

A pregnant single woman (Roe) brought a class action challenging the constitutionality of the Texas criminal abortion laws, which proscribe procuring or attempting an abortion except on medical advice for the purpose of saving the mother’s life. A licensed physician (Hallford), who had two state abortion prosecutions pending against him, was permitted to intervene. A childless married couple (the Does), the wife not being pregnant, separately attacked the laws, basing alleged injury on the future possibilities of contraceptive failure, pregnancy, unpreparedness for parenthood, and impairment of the wife’s health. A three-judge District Court, which consolidated the actions, held that Roe and Hallford, and members of their classes, had standing to sue and presented justiciable controversies. Ruling that declaratory, though not injunctive, relief was warranted, the court declared the abortion statutes void as vague and overbroadly infringing those plaintiffs’ Ninth and Fourteenth Amendment rights. The court ruled the Does’ complaint not justiciable. Appellants directly appealed to this Court on the injunctive rulings, and appellee cross-appealed from the District Court’s grant of declaratory relief to Roe and Hallford. Held:

    1. While 28 U.S.C. 1253 authorizes no direct appeal to this Court from the grant or denial of declaratory relief alone, review is not foreclosed when the case is properly before the Court on appeal from specific denial of injunctive relief and the arguments as to both injunctive and declaratory relief are necessarily identical. P. 123.
    2. Roe has standing to sue; the Does and Hallford do not. Pp. 123-129.
    (a) Contrary to appellee’s contention, the natural termination of Roe’s pregnancy did not moot her suit. Litigation involving pregnancy, which is “capable of repetition, yet evading review,” is an exception to the usual federal rule that an actual controversy

[410 U.S. 113, 114]  

    must exist at review stages and not simply when the action is initiated. Pp. 124-125.
    (b) The District Court correctly refused injunctive, but erred in granting declaratory, relief to Hallford, who alleged no federally protected right not assertable as a defense against the good-faith state prosecutions pending against him. Samuels v. Mackell,

401 U.S. 66

    . Pp. 125-127.
    (c) The Does’ complaint, based as it is on contingencies, any one or more of which may not occur, is too speculative to present an actual case or controversy. Pp. 127-129.

For more info Please see, http://caselaw.findlaw.com/us-supreme-court/410/113.html

NO! Women are NOT Bitches, Hoes, Punching Bags, Breeding-Machines, or Sex Objects! Abortion On Demand and Without Apology! Drive Out the Trump-Pence Regime – No Fascist USA!

 

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Clara Bell Duvall Dec. 23, 1896 – March 27, 1929 Clara Duvall, her husband and five children (ages 6 months to 12 years) were living in Pittsburgh, Pa., with her parents due to limited financial resources when she learned she was pregnant again. Clara attempted a self-abortion with a knitting needle. Her doctor, knowing she was seriously ill and in severe pain, delayed sending her to a hospital for several weeks. The Catholic hospital where she died chose to list the cause of death as “pneumonia.” http://bestprochoiceposts.tumblr.com/post/31625989960/in-remembrance-women-who-died-from-illegal-and
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Props of bloody coat hangers were handed out at Columbus Circle illustrating what many women went through when dealing with an unwanted pregnancy before safe, legal abortions.
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Demonstrator Jenny Heinz, spoke of her experience wearing her small sign draped on her back of the #RefuseFasicsm.org flier, “NO! In the Name of Humanity, We REFUSE to Accept a Fascist America—RefuseFascism.org.” She said she has been wearing this sign everywhere since she got it at a protest in November. She is a longtime Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic subscriber, and has been to hundreds of performances at Lincoln Center over the past 60 years. At Lincoln Center this time she was told she would have to remove the sign to enter. She chose to not remove it, and was barred from the performance. She told the NYT “At what point does one draw the line? We’re talking about freedom of expression.” Jenny has been banned from Geffen Hall and the Plaza and Alice Tully so far. “The Metropolitan Opera has been gracious and respectful of expression as has been Carnegie Hall – both which I have attended multiple times in the last weeks and they have articulated a very different policy from the Lincoln Center Group. I assume I may not be welcomed by the Koch Theater when I attend the NYCity Ballet in a few weeks”, Jenny said.

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Some marchers went east south of Central park, one demonstrator carrying this sign. Another larger group was coming west from the east on the other side alongside Central Park. The weather was a bit mild for this time of the year and thousands of people from all over were out in support of equal rights and treatment for women.

 

 

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A woman wearing a pin of Trump as Hitler told me, “This is how it starts”.
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NYPD arresting a small group who engaged in civil disobedience near Columbus Circle. The Lead organizers of the Women’s March on Washington, including activists Linda Sarsour, Tamika Mallory, and Carmen Perez, were among the group arrested in during a ‘Day Without a Woman’ action Wednesday. The arrests took place around 1:30 p.m. today, as about 400 people gathered in Columbus Circle and behind NYPD barricades on Central Park West. NYPD could not immediately say how many people were arrested, or what they were charged with.
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Organizer shouting out the info about the arrestees. “The F train to Delancy, the 7th Precinct”.
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Jumaane D. Williams District 45 – New York City Council giving me some info of the arrests made at Columbus Circle. He explained that, “Some courageous women did civil disobedience in the street and are headed off to jail in the finest traditions of civil right and civil justice”.
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“Miranda on the left and Haley on the right told me what they witnessed at the arrest of lead organizers at a Day without a Woman at Columbus Circle. “The women sat down in the middle of the road which did obstruct traffic. We were all protesting peacefully and they wee removed”, Miranda said. “The fact that we’re out her to proclaim our pride as a gender, we’re all here , all sexes, all races, whatever you identify as and TO FEEL AFRAID TO FEEL THOSE THIS IN THIS COUNTRY and especially in this city which really does have the biggest melting pot. I’m from West Virginia. Having a protest for women alone would Not happen. So, yes it’s scary that speaking your mind can get you Jail”.
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Chanting “Unstable, Unfit, Donald Trump is Not Legit” on the corner of Trump Tower building and the Large globe across from Columbus Circle.

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