Pat’s Back!

16 Nov

abf025d3d4dbce2f7f4fadabba936410After a hiatus, patmaginnis.com is gearing up again, standing tall against the War on Women. Pat is doing well, busy with pro-choice demonstrations, cartoons, cat rescue and beekeeping, but will visit here on occasion to drop off a post, a limerick or a cartoon.

In these dark days of Republican rule, when women’s hard-won rights are being systematically destroyed before our eyes, women and our supporters must band together and foster a feminist movement so powerful that it can withstand this and any future assault.

Meet Pat @ the “4000 Years for Choice” Exhibition Party!

29 May
WHAT: 4000 YEARS FOR CHOICE CLOSING NIGHT PARTY
WHEN: FRIDAY, JUNE 1, 7-10PM
WHERE: ALLEY CAT BOOKS
3036 24TH ST. (BETWEEN TREAT & BALMY)
SF 94110 – PHONE 415-824-1761

Come on down to Alley Cat Books in the Mission/SF Friday night—and meet Pat Maginnis in person @ the closing-night party for the exhibition of artist Heather Ault’s poster series 4000 YEARS FOR CHOICE.

Ault’s work presents abortion and contraception as positive, moral, and timeless acts, and Pat is featured on one of the posters (below). Find the whole series at http://4000yearsforchoice.com/

As the Republican War on Women escalates, this exhibition suggests a radically new narrative based upon the symbols, histories, and personal stories of reproductive freedom dating back thousands of years. Come join us!

Pat speaks @ the West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice

11 Mar

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, Pat spoke at the West Coast Rally for Reproductive Justice on the horrific incident that made her devote her life to eradicating abortion laws in the United States, and offered inspiration for the future.

Watch Pat tell the story of this historic moment.

Pat speaks @ International Women’s Day in San Francisco, March 8, 2012

8 Mar

ImagePat spoke on the War on Women @ the International Women’s Day concert sponsored by BAACOR, Planned Parenthood and NOW  Pics/video to come.

From the event website:
Patricia Maginnis, a long-loved activist and cartoonist, is one of the most esteemed feminist pioneers whose work helped the fight for safe, accessible abortions. She helped establish the Association to Repeal Abortion Law in California in 1966, and helped 12,000 women find abortions outside the country by 1969. Maginnis continues to make active contributions to spreading awareness of women’s rights, and will be speaking at Yoshi’s about the latest feminist issues concerning contraception and cosmetic safety.

4000 Years for Choice: Pat Maginnis

26 Jan

"... Ms. Maginnis was the first abortion rights activist in history."

Check out feminist artist Heather Ault’s fascinating 4000 Years for Choice poster series.

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