Washington D.C., Oct 1, 2021 / 17:41 pm
A new pro-life organization aimed at mobilizing progressives and those on the political left launched Friday at a rally outside the US Supreme Court.
The Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising, or PAAU (pronounced "pow"), was created and is led by Terrisa Bukovinac, the founder and president of Pro-Life San Francisco and former president of Democrats For Life.
Speaking to CNA ahead of the organization’s Oct. 1 launch, Bukovinac said that the reasons for the name were threefold: She wanted to emphasize the progressive nature of the group, explicitly state that they are against abortion, and she wanted the name to be something that was easy to recall.
“I wanted a great acronym, something that's easy to say, easy to look up, easy to remember, and I like the sound of that acronym,” she said. “Obviously we are a group of progressives, so we're activists. We're not just a club of people getting together to talk about pro-life issues.”