Consistent Life Action Alert

From Consistent Life:

We try to have a presence each year at the annual March for Life held in Washington, DC on or near the anniversary of Roe v Wade’s passage. The main organizer is not sympathetic, and has threatened several of our member groups with arrest in the past, but we definitely receive much more positive than negative vibes from fellow marchers. We need to show the pro-life community and the watching world that many who are pro-life on abortion have a different perspective than the organizer.

Join us on Friday, January 22, 2010 between 11:30 AM and Noon in front of the Sculpture Garden, on Constitution Ave. NW near 7th St. The location is across from the National Archives and about 2 blocks from the Archives Metro station. We will proceed together with our banner from there to the rally and march.

RSVP not required but it is helpful to know who plans to come. You can contact our President Bill Samuel at president@consistent-life.org to say you’re coming or with any questions. Bill can be reached by cell phone at xxx-xxx-xxxx during the March if you’re having trouble connecting with the CL contingent [number not posted here — please email Bill if you need his number -jr]

Consistent Life member group Democrats for Life of America (DFLA) is having a breakfast that morning, 9-11 AM, at the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, D.C. 20024. (One block from the L’Enfant Plaza Metro Station.) $30 paid at the door; proceeds benefit DFLA.

5 thoughts on “Consistent Life Action Alert

  1. “The main organizer is not sympathetic, and has threatened several of our member groups with arrest in the past”

    I’m curious about which groups.

  2. Well, I have to say that while the March organizers behavior towards PLAGAL grieves and disappoints me, (alas) it doesn’t surprise me. That they’d have a problem with FFL does though. I thought DFL might be a likelier target. All I can think of as grounds for this is the name. I’m guessing that they may not have bothered to find out anything beyond that.

    The feminism that FFL espouses (from my POV) is pretty hard to find objectionable and doesn’t appear to have any of the faults (as I see them) of academic and/or activist feminism which make me unwilling (sometimes at a cost to me socially) to self-identify as a feminist. Perhaps the March organizers (that have their role as a consequence of exactly what, I wonder [do you know?]) know more about FFL than I, and have legitimate issues – but I seriously doubt it. I found this very interesting and thought I’d bring it to your attention in case you haven’t seen it.

    To be honest

    BTW, if an atheist group becomes well organized and sends a group to the March (something I’d really like to see), I’d expect an unpleasant reaction from the organizers.

  3. My computer crashed before I finished that reply. What I had been writing was…

    “thought I’d bring it to your attention in case you haven’t seen it.

    http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/nwsa_journal/v021/21.1.oaks.html

    There used to be a video of the lecture at

    http://www.youtube.com/user/UCtelevision

    It seems that they took it down and are only offering it here now

    http://www.uctv.ucsb.edu/series/choices.html

    To be honest, my biggest problem with FFL is the ‘Catholic doctrine friendly’ attitude they appear to have on contraception – which certainly isn’t something March organizers would object to.

    BTW, if an atheist group becomes well organized and sends a group to the March (something I’d really like to see), I’d expect an unpleasant reaction from the organizers.”

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