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(en) Czech, AFED: Challenge: Blockade of the March for Life (ca, de, it, pt, tr)[machine translation]

Date Sat, 6 Apr 2024 08:28:56 +0300

Let's stand together in Prague on April 6 against the obscurantist efforts of the klerofascists! ---- Another March for Life will take place in Prague on Saturday, April 6. The organizers have learned from previous years, they do not reveal their real agenda (including the ban on abortion) and they no longer profile the parade as a religious event or a march with crosses symbolizing "murdered children". The march is outwardly a celebration of the family, where parents can have a sausage and thank the children for not being aborted, or where the government is appealed to provide better financial support for parents. After all, a number of politicians - regardless of their affiliation with the current cabinet or the opposition - come here regularly. But...

Beneath this charade are hidden fundamentalist views and an insidious attempt to manipulate the entire society. The organizing Movement for Life is an extremely active lobby group by Czech standards. Although it gets into the media relatively often, most of their activities are very quiet - they go around their agenda in parliament and through sympathizers in parties from ANO to ODS to KDU-CSL they gain allies for an apparently neutral pro-family policy, the clear goal of which is a rigid medieval. The chairman of the Movement, Radim Uchác, summed it up a few years ago: "the ban on abortion (...) is only ten percent of what we want".

It wasn't that long ago that the Pro-Life Movement was publishing books labeling gays and lesbians as "perverts" or promoting the brainwashing of random people to "re-educate" them into heterosexuality. Not so long ago, when the leading faces of the Movement participated in the fight against expertly based sex education in schools, when they were in an association exhibiting drastic pictures discouraging abortion in front of schools, or when they went to conferences in Moscow to listen to the speeches of Putin's old confidants about "the protection of traditional family' over 'gender ideology'.

In short, the pro-life movement is a part of generously funded political networks that not only block the rights of queer people or responsible solutions to sexually-based violence, but also anger society for many years. The fact that the movement successfully addresses elected representatives, rents a lot of advertising space and runs a supposed helpline for unexpectedly pregnant women under the (here, downright cynical) slogan "We don't judge, we help" does not change what "for life" means to him .

It is a "life" modeled on American states, where radical conservatives force minor rape victims to carry and give birth to a fetus. Where, following the example of Russia, any mention of the existence of queer people is persecuted. Where the most important thing in real life - family and children - is taken hostage by extreme religious ideology and a simple struggle for power.

We will not let such a group pass through Prague! As in previous years, we will be in the streets on the day of the march and will work together to block it non-violently. For the right to make decisions about your body, for the rights of queer people, for the rights of children, families and for life. They won't pass!

Anarchist Federation
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The meeting of our counter-action will be on April 6, 2024 at 12:00 on Malostranské námestí in Prague, 12:00

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