Help Protect the Last Abortion Clinic in Montgomery, Alabama!

Alabama’s Reproductive Health Services clinic – the only abortion clinic left in Montgomery, Alabama – needs your help to pay for security improvements and additional security costs.

via Sylvia McFadden
via Sylvia McFadden

Right now, anti-abortion extremists from across the country are descending upon this vitally needed clinic. Operation Save America (“OSA”) is leading national demonstrations against this clinic. Our Clinic Defense Team is on the ground in Alabama as we write, providing assistance to the clinic the entire time OSA and their out of state extremists are there. We are working with law enforcement and community activists to make sure this clinic is protected and stays open.

Stand shoulder to shoulder with this clinic and its health care providers by sending a donation. Half of your tax-deductible gift will go directly to the Reproductive Health Services clinic for improving security measures, and half will support our Clinic Defense Team that works to keep Reproductive Health Services and other targeted clinics open and safe.

This past Saturday night Alabama’s State Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore spoke at OSA’s opening rally. In a few days, Matthew Trewhella, an unapologetic advocate of justifiable homicide of abortion providers, will also speak at OSA’s evening rally.

Can you imagine? The Chief Justice of Alabama’s highest court – also a virulent opponent of same-sex marriage – is an OSA featured speaker, along with a man who signed the Defensive Action petition, which supported the use of lethal force, if necessary, to stop abortion.

The clinic has just spent tens of thousands of dollars to comply with medically unnecessary draconian building regulations forced on them by the state. Now that it is targeted, the clinic needs emergency funds to improve its security system.

In spite of repeated legislative attacks and anti-abortion extremist harassment and intimidation – this Alabama clinic and its courageous staff are standing strong and maintaining safe abortion access for women. Without clinics, there is no choice.

Help us provide Reproductive Health Services needed emergency funding at this critical time. Please make a tax-deductible contribution today to support Reproductive Health Services and our Clinic Defense team.

Standing Up for Charlotte Clinics

The following is an update from duVergne Gaines, FMF Legal Coordinator and Campus Director, who is on the ground in Charlotte, NC coordinating our clinic defense efforts this week.

Anti-abortion extremist groups – Operation Rescue and Operation Rescue/Operation Save America (OSA) – are out in force in Charlotte, North Carolina. But dozens of pro-choice supporters outnumbered their ranks on Saturday, the first day of the anti-abortion extremists national week-long siege targeting Charlotte clinics. Yes – with your help – we are standing up for abortion providers!

On Sunday, OSA once again targeted individual doctors at their homes. This conduct is outrageous, especially after OSA leader Phillip “Flip” Benham was convicted in a jury trial of criminal stalking of a Charlotte doctor who was brave enough to press charges. Benham is appealing the conviction.

We need your help to keep these courageous women’s health care clinics open and safe!

Our National Clinic Access Project and our Campus Staff are on the ground in Charlotte leading clinic defense community organizing and working with federal, state, and local law enforcement to protect doctors, staff and patients – but we need your help! Please make a tax-deductible contribution today!

Anti-abortion extremists who have been arrested many times for actions such as blockading clinics and stalking doctors have descended on Charlotte.

This week’s siege is preparation for planned actions against clinics during the Democratic National Convention, which will be held in Charlotte in September.

This is just the beginning of OSA’s week of intimidation, bullying and fear-mongering. Clinic defenders reported overhearing OSA members discussing their ‘warrior assignments.’ We will remain on alert and vigilant. We are determined to protect the brave doctors and clinic staff in Charlotte and to keep the clinics safe and accessible to women seeking reproductive health services.

Please help the Feminist Majority Foundation do everything we can to help embattled clinics, healthcare workers and doctors this summer. With your help, we are providing on-the-ground support in Charlotte. And we’ll be on the ground in Charlotte again during the Democratic National Convention.

Please make a tax-deductible contribution today to support our National Clinic Access Project.

Without clinics and dedicated doctors and health care workers, there simply is no choice.

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