Fight the Abortion Gag Rule

**Reinforcements needed! An alt-right group has expressed interest in counter-protesting our upcoming Resist Trump Tuesday against the abortion gag rule (which features a Planned Parenthood speaker). The page is run by the same man who failed to tear up an anti-fascism sign in half on May Day, and is associated with Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. Let’s show strength in numbers this Tuesday May 29, 11:45 a.m. outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, and meet with our Senators’ staffers afterwards to express our outrage: https://www.facebook.com/events/896261063897726/

Last week Trump submitted a proposed Department of Health and Human Services rule on federally funded family planning that would "bar doctors from advising a woman weighing an abortion about where she could receive one" and loosens requirements for providers to provide birth control. This is a shameless attack on the constitutionally protected women’s right to choose, and on access to lifesaving care and sound medical advice. Planned Parenthood has compared it to “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a fictional dystopia in which women do not control their own reproductive rights.

We need to comment on this proposed rule to slow down the approval process and show overwhelming public opposition. Planned Parenthood has made it easy to do so with the following form link. Please leave a comment here:

https://www.weareplannedparenthood.org/onlineactions/vMKua_u_9kqlSH5IvcDEaw2

Background links:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/us/politics/trump-abortion-limits.html

http://www.newsweek.com/watch-seattle-man-attending-far-right-rally-pick-fight-anti-fascist-sign-and-909588

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Flip the 8th Canvas Snoqualmie - Knock on doors to take back the House!
Saturday May 26; 12-4 PM
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Weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting Tuesday, May 29 at 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council (321 16th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144)