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Turnout for pro-choice rally

By johnboy - 19 August 2011 23

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Gungahlin Al has sent in this photo of the pro-choice protest outside ACT Health this morning as advertised last week.

We note a lack of trucks and stopped traffic.

One can only hope the time rich catholics who usually protest there have found somewhere else to get there weekly social engagement.

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23 Responses to
Turnout for pro-choice rally
KB1971 1:39 pm 19 Aug 11

I saw the protest & it reminded me of this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POOs4sY3XeA&feature=related

Gungahlin Al 1:11 pm 19 Aug 11

p1 said :

Mysteryman said :

So neither group has been loud, aggressive, or obnoxious? And yet they’re both getting their point across?

The system works!

…and as JB said, not a truck or traffic jam to be seen.

And wit (not abuse) in the placards: “keep your rosaries off my ovaries”

p1 11:47 am 19 Aug 11

Mysteryman said :

So neither group has been loud, aggressive, or obnoxious? And yet they’re both getting their point across?

The system works!

…and as JB said, not a truck or traffic jam to be seen.

Mysteryman 11:23 am 19 Aug 11

diced_mango said :

Mysteryman said :

Why are these people protesting, anyway? They’re already allowed to terminate lives in the ACT.

Right in front of the red sculpture, do you see two men in hats with their backs to the camera? That’s the weekly “prayer for those affected by abortion”. There’s usually about a half-dozen (retiree-aged) people in silent vigil each Friday morning. There are pamphlets titled “The toxic pill” and I think something about murder – I haven’t read them, so I couldn’t tell you more. The last few weeks though, they have thankfully been outnumbered. These placard-holders have not been aggressive or loud – keep up the good work.

So neither group has been loud, aggressive, or obnoxious? And yet they’re both getting their point across?

The system works!

Henry82 11:21 am 19 Aug 11

epic protest is epic

Jim Jones 11:18 am 19 Aug 11

diced_mango said :

Mysteryman said :

Why are these people protesting, anyway? They’re already allowed to terminate lives in the ACT.

Right in front of the red sculpture, do you see two men in hats with their backs to the camera? That’s the weekly “prayer for those affected by abortion”. There’s usually about a half-dozen (retiree-aged) people in silent vigil each Friday morning. There are pamphlets titled “The toxic pill” and I think something about murder – I haven’t read them, so I couldn’t tell you more. The last few weeks though, they have thankfully been outnumbered. These placard-holders have not been aggressive or loud – keep up the good work.

+1

diced_mango 11:15 am 19 Aug 11

Mysteryman said :

Why are these people protesting, anyway? They’re already allowed to terminate lives in the ACT.

Right in front of the red sculpture, do you see two men in hats with their backs to the camera? That’s the weekly “prayer for those affected by abortion”. There’s usually about a half-dozen (retiree-aged) people in silent vigil each Friday morning. There are pamphlets titled “The toxic pill” and I think something about murder – I haven’t read them, so I couldn’t tell you more. The last few weeks though, they have thankfully been outnumbered. These placard-holders have not been aggressive or loud – keep up the good work.

Mysteryman 11:05 am 19 Aug 11

colourful sydney racing identity said :

Mysteryman said :

Why are these people protesting, anyway?

Because of attitudes like yours.

I’m all for protesting but if this is about me then I’d rather they just sent me a letter. Or better yet, put their empty days into something more useful like a bake-sale or car wash. My car needs a wash.

colourful sydney rac 10:40 am 19 Aug 11

Mysteryman said :

Why are these people protesting, anyway?

Because of attitudes like yours.

Mysteryman 10:35 am 19 Aug 11

Why are these people protesting, anyway? They’re already allowed to terminate lives in the ACT.

Mysteryman 10:32 am 19 Aug 11

Classified said :

I saw a kids tee shirt that said ‘now I’m safe I’m pro-choice’.

Ha! That’s great.

creative_canberran 10:27 am 19 Aug 11

Even though it’s tempting to single out Catholics, it’s an issue for many religious leanings. http://www.npr.org/2011/08/10/139382653/in-pakistan-birth-control-and-religion-clash

The basic remise behind religion is like any cult/club/society, to extend influence and grow the number of devotes. While it may be masked as a quasi-moral debate, it’s really all about market share like a typical corporation.

Classified 9:55 am 19 Aug 11

I saw a kids tee shirt that said ‘now I’m safe I’m pro-choice’.

colourful sydney rac 9:39 am 19 Aug 11

yellowsnow said :

isn’t everyone pro-choice these days, at least in ACT?

Might want to ask Zed Seselja, Alistair Coe and their religious right cronies about that…

yellowsnow 9:35 am 19 Aug 11

isn’t everyone pro-choice these days, at least in ACT? Can’t believe this is still an issue after all these years

a lot of young people wouldn’t even know what ‘pro choice’ meant. Freedom to choose brand of smartphone? Freedom from peer coercion to participate in Friday Pie-day? General freedom to do what you want to do when you want to do it, free from govt interference (Tea Party anyone)? Maybe it’s time for protesters to update their catchphrases and strategy

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