Activist: Abortion Is a 'Great Decision,' 'Should Be As Common as Possible'

By Penny Starr | August 11, 2014 | 4:33pm EDT

Left-wing activist Sunsara Taylor said in an Aug. 6 video interview that women make a "great decision" when they get an abortion and that the procedure is a "perfectly responsible choice" that should be available to all women on demand.

"Abortion is not murder," Taylor said on the YouTube station Acronym TV. "It's a perfectly responsible choice for a women to make if you are pregnant and don't want to have a child.

"It's a great decision," Taylor said. "It shouldn't be rare. It should be as common as possible."

The interview was conducted by another left-wing activist Dennis Trainor as a promotion for the ongoing "Abortion Rights Freedom Ride" in Texas by her group "Stop Patriarchy" to protest that state's abortion laws that require doctors who perform the procedure to meet the same medical requirements as doctors who perform other surgeries.

Taylor says on her "Stop Patriarchy" website that she "takes as her foundation the new synthesis on revolution and communism developed by Bob Avakian," the chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA.

Trainor says in the video that his YouTube channel is funded by viewers and the Popular Resistance website launched by the Occupy Wall Street protestors. Trainor says in the video he has been "pro-choice" since he "impregnated" his college girlfriend and helped her get an abortion.

When asked by Trainor about the movement by states to enact laws that protect women and their unborn children - in 2013, 22 states enacted 70 abortion laws, according to Guttmacher Institute -- Taylor says "Christian Fascists" are responsible.

"It's sort of a concentrated push in this country on the one side by all-out Christian Fascists who force women back to the status of breeder," Taylor said.

She also said many in the pro-abortion movement have embraced the idea that abortion should be safe, legal and rare - a point Taylor disagrees with.

"There is nothing wrong with abortion," Taylor says. "Fetuses are not babies. Women are not incubators."

"Abortion is not murder," Taylor says. "It's a perfectly responsible choice for a woman to make if you are pregnant and you don't want to have a child."

"It's a great decision," Taylor says. "It shouldn't be rare. It should be as common as it's needed."

The tagline for Taylor's Stop Patriarchy's pro-abortion cause: "Abortion on Demand Without Apologies." seeks to aid in bringing movements for peace, justice, economic fairness and environmental protection together into an independent, nonviolent and diverse movement that can end the power of concentrated wealth, shift power to the people and put human needs before corporate greed.

She has written on the rise of theocracy, wars and repression in the U.S., led in building resistance to these crimes, and contributed to the movement for revolution to put an end to all this. She takes as her foundation the new synthesis on revolution and communism developed by Bob Avakian.

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