Posted 5 years ago on Jan. 22, 2012, 6:27 p.m. EST by BonTon
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Roe v. Wade (1/22/73) found a "right to abortion" in the US Constitution and denied the states or federal government the power to restrict abortion except after the 1st trimester and then only with vague mandatory exceptions for the "health" of the mother.
OWS (NYCGA) in its Declaration condemns corporations that "have profited off of the torture, confinement, and cruel treatment of countless animals," but is silent about the abortion industry, which profits off the torture and death of unborn (and sometimes born or partly born) human beings.
OWS (NYCGA) in it Principles of Solidarity supports personal and collective responsibility and "empowering one another against all forms of oppression."
OWS fails to acknowledge the oppression and violence of abortion and its effects on mothers, fathers and the unborn.
OWS fails to acknowledge the societal structures and pressures that force women to make the false "choice" to abort.
OWS fails to condemn the abortion industry, which profits off the misery of women and children.
OWS should stand in solidarity with the pro-life movement in supporting non-violent, pro-woman, pro-child alternatives to the tragedy of abortion.