Do something

“40 days for life” is one of those vile anti-abortion events where they spend 40 days harassing healthcare workers and patients at women’s health clinics twice a year (or once a year, when you happen have a winter the poor dainty warriors for god can’t handle). Well, the internet blackout I’m suffering from caused me to miss the fact that they’ve started again earlier this week, and will be continuing until November 6th. I’ve already messaged the clinic here to ask if they still need help, and will be trying to figure out if there’s counter-protests staged at any point.

I very much want to encourage everyone to do the same, so here’s the list of cities they’re scheduled to show up and be the nasty little anti-women creeps that they are, sorted by state:

Alabama
Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile, Tuscaloosa

Alaska
Anchorage

Arizona
Chandler, Flagstaff, Glendale, Goodyear, Phoenix, Tucson,

Arkansas
Fayetteville, Little Rock

California
Bakersfield, Carmel, Chico, Downey, Fairfield, Fresno, Gilroy, Glendale, Hayward, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Montclair, Napa, Pasadena, Riverside, Rosemead, Sacramento, San Diego/El Cajon, San Diego/Miramar, San Diego/San Marcos, San Fernando Valley, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Santa Maria, Santa Rosa,
Stockton, Vacaville, Vallejo, Watsonville, Whittier, Yucca Valley

Colorado
Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Fort Collins

Connecticut
Hartford, Norwich

Delaware
Dover, Wilmington

District of Columbia
Washington

Florida
Clearwater, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Naples, Pensacola, Sarasota, St. Lucie County, St. Petersburg, Tampa, West Palm Beach,

Georgia
Atlanta, Columbus, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Savannah, Toccoa,

Hawaii
Honolulu

Idaho
Boise

Illinois
Aurora, Champaign, Chicago, Downers Grove, Granite City, Ottawa, Peoria

Indiana
Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne, Indianapolis, Lafayette, Lake County, South Bend, Warsaw

Iowa
Ames, Ankeny, Cedar Falls, Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Fairfield, Sioux City, Storm Lake, Urbandale

Kansas
Overland Park, Wichita

Kentucky
Lexington, Louisville

Louisiana
Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Shreveport/Bossier City,

Maryland
Annapolis, Baltimore, College Park, Frederick, Germantown, Silver Spring

Massachusetts
Attleboro, Haverhill, Lynn, Springfield, Worcester

Michigan
Ann Arbor, Bloomfield Hills, Brighton, Dearborn, Eastpointe, Flint, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, Southfield, Sterling Heights, Traverse City,

Minnesota
Alexandria, Duluth, Mankato, Minneapolis/St. Paul, Rochester, St. Cloud, Walker

Mississippi
Hattiesburg, Jackson

Missouri
Columbia, Lebanon, St. Louis

Montana
Billings, Helena, Kalispell, Missoula

Nebraska
Bellvue, Lincoln, Omaha

Nevada
Las Vegas

New Hampshire
Concord, Greenland, New Jersey, Cherry Hill, Hackensack, Manville, Plainfield, Shrewsbury, Toms River, Trenton, Woodbridge

New Mexico
Albuquerque

New York
Albany, Binghamton, Buffalo, Cobleskill, Goshen, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Niagara Falls, Plattsburgh, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Schenectady, Spring Valley, Syracuse

North Carolina
Asheville, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem

North Dakota
Fargo

Ohio
Akron, Bedford, Canton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Dayton, Lima, Painesville, Sharonville, Toledo

Oklahoma
Norman, Oklahoma City, Tulsa

Oregon
Beaverton, Bend, Eugene, Forest Grove, Portland, Salem

Pennsylvania
Allentown, Bryn Mawr, Chester County, Collegeville, Hanover, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh, Reading, Warminster

Puerto Rico
Bayamón

Rhode Island
Cranston, Providence

South Carolina
Charleston, Columbia, Greenville

South Dakota
Sioux Falls

Tennessee
Knoxville, Memphis, Nashville, Tri-Cities

Texas
Abilene, Amarillo, Austin, Beaumont, Bryan-College Station, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Grimes and Waller Counties, Harlingen, Houston, Killeen, Lufkin, McAllen, Montgomery County, San Angelo, San Antonio, Taft

Utah
Salt Lake City

Vermont
Burlington

Virginia
Alexandria, Charlottesville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas, Newport News, Richmond, Roanoke, Virginia Beach

Washington
Everett, Olympia, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver

West Virginia
Vienna

Wisconsin
Appleton, Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, Milwaukee, Racine, Wausau

And their non-US targets:

Canada
Alberta
Calgary, Edmonton

British Columbia
Vancouver, Victoria

Manitoba
Winnipeg

New Brunswick
Fredericton, Moncton

Nova Scotia
Halifax

Ontario
Guelph, London, Mississauga, Oakville, Ottawa, Sudbury

Québec
Montréal, Quebec

England
Birmingham, London

Australia
New South Wales
Sydney/Westmead

Queensland
Brisbane

South Australia
Adelaide

Tasmania
Hobart

Victoria
Melbourne

Argentina
Rosario, San Luis

Germany
Saarbruecken

Spain
Barcelona, Badajoz, Cantabria, La Granja de San Ildefonso, Lugo, Madrid, Medina Sedonia, El Puerto de Santa Maria, Segovia, Sevilla, Toledo, Valencia

8 comments on “Do something

  1. Ibis says:

    I’m in Ontario, but not near any of the cities named. But I’m curious–how do you find out more specifically where they’re planning to go? (As far as I know, no Planned Parenthood clinic here does abortions–do you think they’ll still show up at them to protest?) There’s a Morgentaler Clinic in Toronto, but that’s not on their list. Strange.

  2. vanitas says:

    Shared along with the Guardian article on “sweet” support. Curious but they don’t appear to be targeting France – will have to do some investigation.

  3. Thanks for the heads up Jadehawk. I just sent my email offering my services as a volunteer to the clinic that is being targeted by the anti-choice crowd in Edmonton during the 40 days of insipid harassment.

    Your post is appreciated.

  4. Jadehawk says:

    Ibis, they have a detailed list with addresses on their website. I didn’t want to link to them though. If a city you can go to to help is on this list, you can either ask the clinics if they’re being targeted and need help, or you can find the website of the anti-choicers and see which clinics they’re listing.

    And apparently, they do target clinics that don’t specifically provide abortions (or don’t provide them temporarily), as well as late-term-abortion clinics.

  5. Jadehawk says:

    oh, and I suppose I should link to the baked good counter-protests, too, since they’re awesome:

    http://40daysoftreats.tumblr.com/

    http://secular-europe-campaign.org/2011/10/uk-cakes-and-the-right-to-choose/

  6. David Marjanović says:

    or once a year, when you happen have a winter the poor dainty warriors for god can’t handle

    :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D

    they’re awesome

    Seconded. ^_^

  7. Nice work! I hope they stop harassing women. Keep it up! I Actually plan on making a pro choice movie which will be very realistic.

  8. This appears to be a regular annual event rather than just the one off of two years ago. But speaking from a general perspective I have no problem with anyone exercising their democratic right to protest. The First Amendment after all is a beautiful thing. So beautiful it is worth dying for. I wish we had one. But there is a difference between protest and harassment however

    I understand that in America there are specific rules that have to be enforced regarding this and I generally am in agreement with them. A peaceful and silent protest a specific distance from the clinic is absolutely fine. Anything else most definitely is not

    Two years ago over here Jeffrey James accessed the private data of women who hah had abortions because he disagreed with two women who had them. No matter how much one may disagree with abortion this is wrong both legally and morally. As long as the law allows abortion and as long as that is rigorously enforced then ones personal opinion is just that – an opinion. Campaign through democratic channels if one wants the law changed by all means but do not break the existing one. Most here are in favour of a woman having the right to choose. anyway as the current legislation stands. And so am I. I may not agree with the reason but I am not the one who is pregnant however. And male anti abortionists need to understand that demanding of someone something you yourself shall never experience is unwise. It smacks of moral superiority and absolute judgement and I reject it completely. I would never harass a woman for having an abortion. The very thought of it completely violates against my moral code.

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