What: Anti-anti-abortion picket
Where: Fertility Control Clinic, 118 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
When: NEXT SATURDAY 24 May 2008
Time: 10am; good idea to get there about 15-20 minutes before then, to meet and greet each other. GrodsTeam will be easy to spot, I'm sure.
Finish time estimate: 12 midday
Enemy: Helpers of God's Precious Infants.
Everyone is invited to go to the Mountain View Hotel for a debrief and a beer or six, at 70 Bridge Rd, Richmond, which is just down the road from the abortion clinic. It’s a 15 minute walk east along Wellington Parade, or 5 minutes on the 48 or 75 tram.
Pass on this email to everyone you think would be interested in attending and if you've got a blog, post it! And that's an order from General Bron.
That’s right, people. General Bron has mobilised her troops, and they will be converging on the Fertility Control Clinic in East Melbourne.
For those not in the know, we are objecting to the fact that the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants choose to do so by picketing a fertility clinic - hassling women who are in the midst of probably the hardest decision they’ll face in their life. Personally, I don’t like the fact that they pick and choose what catechism they listen to – they’ll totally ignore the part about doing unto others as you would have done to you, not passing judgement, and having compassion and forgiveness, but disobey an edict that doesn’t even rate a mention in the Bible, and you’re off their Christmas card list.
If they’d consulted the website of the Vatican, they’d know that the Vatican’s own stance on people who have an abortion is that “…..Like all sin, forgiveness is as close as the nearest confessional”
This isn't about being pro-abortion. This isn't even about my own views on abortion - it's about the right to consult with a doctor - no matter what the reason, without being harrassed by fundamentalists.
If you need any more details, let me know.
3 days ago