Friends, I am SO excited to announce Abortion Access Front's new campaign...
OPERATION SAVE AMERICA: UNMASKEDis a week of action to fight back against Operation Save America, the most dangerous anti-abortion hate group you’ve never heard of!
From July 19th - 25th, activists across the country will be taking action to expose Operation Save America (OSA) and its annual summer anti-abortion-palooza. Every July, OSA holds its biggest event of the year to gather its members and partner orgs like Abolish Human Abortion, Missionaries to the Preborn, Defy Tyrants, and Free the States (yes, all those names are real) for a week of relentless public actions designed to spread its agenda of intolerance. Day and night they hold massive rallies, swarm abortion clinics, mosques, and LGBTQ events, spewing their vile and bigoted worldview.
For the past two years, AAF has taken on OSA, last year facing off in person for a week of fun counter-protest in Milwaukee we dubbed the Garbage Fyre Festival. This year because of the coronavirus, OSA's usual single-city invasion of intolerance has been ruined, so they're going digital and taking it to the streets in their separate hometowns. And man are they PISSED, because aside from leading the way in virulent anti-abortion, homophobic bigotry, they are also neck deep in the “anti-mask-corona-is-a-hoax-my-body-my-selfish-choice" superspreader movement. They really are the worst.
OSA uses Christian supremacy as an organizing tool. Through local and national outreach, they coordinate massive efforts to terrorize abortion providers, LGBTQ organizations and events, undocumented people, and the Movement For Black Lives. They are Covid deniers, and foot soldiers for patriarchy and Christian supremacy. Suuuper fun at parties.
But here's the thing—as fringe-y as they look, these guys are helping shape policy like anti-trans bathroom laws, anti-Sharia law bills, and abortion bans in Alabama, Georgia, Ohio, Missouri, and Kentucky. They are instrumental in getting backwards-ass politicians elected.