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Protecting Abortion Access: History & Future of Clinic Defense
August 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
It never stopped, and now it’s getting worse. Anti-abortion protestors, emboldened by the election, are stepping up their aggressive behavior outside providers’ facilities in NYC and nationwide. Just last week the NY State Attorney General filed a federal lawsuit against protestors who have been harassing patients, staff and volunteers at Choices Women’s Medical Center in Jamaica, Queens. Activists have fought against this type of harassment and intimidation in the past. Join us for a discussion and training about what this organizing looked like, and how it can inform clinic defense and escorting today. We’ll explore how NYC activists and volunteers have put their bodies on the line to help keep clinic doors open and to support women seeking to access reproductive health care — including abortion — without shame or interference. History and training will be held at Verso Books on the 10th floor. We’ll have signs up pointing your way. Open and no RSVP needed for access!