Roundup: Operation Rescue wants to purchase Tiller’s Clinic, and It’s Not a Publicity Stunt


Operation Rescue wants to purchase Tiller’s Clinic, and It’s Not a Publicity Stunt

On Tuesday, Operation Rescue announced that it wanted to purchase
Dr. George Tiller’s clinic and turn it into a "memorial to the unborn."
According to Mother Jones, the media called the claim a publicity stunt, but it turns out Operation Rescue is serious.

In the past, the group has acted on similar claims. Its current national headquarters is in Wichita at a former abortion clinic.

Mother Jones’ Josh Harkinson
reported in 2007 after meeting with Troy Newman, Operation Rescue’s
director, that he purchased its headquarters through a front group,
which makes his newest threat more credible.

Newman told him:

"What better way to show that we are winning and demoralize the enemy,"
Newman told me in 2007, "than by shutting down an abortion mill,
throwing out the tenants on their face, and taking it over as our
headquarters? You lose, we win."

If Dr. Tiller’s family wants to keep the former clinic away from
Newman, it will need to closely investigate whomever purchases it,
according to Harkinson.

Bills Restricting Abortions Progress in the Arizona Senate

Now that former Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano is heading up the
Department of Homeland Security, she can no longer veto nine
anti-abortion legislation in her state. And her succesoor, Republican
Gov. Jan Brewer, supports two bills that were "recommended for passage"
will require a 24-hour waiting period before an abortion, and increase
penalties for performing late-term abortions, according to UPI.com.

The article states:

"Poll after poll shows the strong majority of Americans support these
types of provisions," said Cathi Herrod, president of the conservative
Center for Arizona Policy. "It’s intended to empower women by making
sure they have full and adequate information before they make that
decision."

Herrod also said 30 states around the country require that information
is given to women about abortion risks and abortion alternatives.

Seattlepi.com Columnist Says Planned Parenthood Has Resources Other Than Abortion

Joel Connelly, a seattlepi.com columnist,
discusses why many American women have visited Planned Parenthood
clinics in his latest column.

According to Connelly, they visit the
clinics when they have health concerns, and are looking for ways to
avoid becoming pregnant. He says there are 35 Planned Parenthood
clinics in Washington state, only five of them providing surgical
abortions, while others offer medication abortions.

Connelly wrote in his column:

"A half-dozen Planned Parenthood pamphlets have just cascaded out of my
daypack: One deals with GYN gynecology exams, another with emergency
contraception, a third with abusive relationships, a fourth is entitled
‘All About Vasectomy’ and a fifth with pelvic exams."
The sixth pamphlet, "Male Self-Exam," gives my gender tips on detecting testicular cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:

June 11: Kansas City Star: Roe decision hasn’t met judge’s initial intention

June 11: Salt Lake Tribune: Prosecutors seeking at least $108,000 in Samoan adoption case

June 11: Bakersfield.com: Abortion protesters irked at city over parking restrictions

June 11: Christian NewsWire: OFL Leads Campaign Against Sotomayor with an Online Petition

June 10: Mother Jones: The Story Behind Operation Rescue’s Plans to Buy Tiller’s Clinic

June 12: Catholic Online:The Basement of the Culture of Death

June 11: AIDSMeds.com: Repeat Pregnancies Likely With Only Condoms

June 11: LifeNews: Dueling "Catholic" Groups Fight to Represent Pro-Abortion, Pro-Obama Factions

June 11: LifeNews: Sotomayor Tells Senator She "Never Thought About" Rights of Unborn on Abortion

June 11: Catholic News Agency: Caritas Christi discussing ‘acceptable modifications’ to joint venture, Boston archdiocese says

June 11: Change.org Poverty in America Blog: Poor Women’s Rights in Jeopardy with New HHS Appointee

June 10: AP/Kansas City Star: Nebraska doctor to do third-term abortions in Kansas

June 11: HuffPo: If Men Got Pregnant, Would Abortion Be Legal?

June 12: Washington Daily Globe: Letter:Does pro-life mean pro-murder?

June 11: WomensGrid: Catholic Care loses Charity Tribunal appeal re gay adoptions

June 11: UPI: Abortion bills progress in Arizona Senate

June 10: Catholic Online: Guest Opinion: Randall Terry on George Tiller’s Death

June 11: Catholic Online: The Pro-Life License Plate Battle Hits Television

June 11: AFP: Animal rights group wants to buy slain abortion doctor’s clinic

June 11: Pew Research: Shooting Sparks Abortion Debate Online

June 12: Philippine Government: Ifugao multisectoral convenes to mobilize resources on RH

June 11: HuffPo: Faith-based Stimulus and HHS

June 11: The Ledger: A Southern Baptist Turns Catholic on Birth Control

June 11: LifeNews: Washington Times Op-Ed:Supreme Court Nominee Sotomayor Will Back Abortion

June 10: HuffPo: It’s Time to "Profile" Potential Killers of Abortion Providers

June 11: Lemon Drop: What We Never Talk About When We Talk About Abortion

June 10: Malta Today: ‘Pro life’ electoral issue finally aborted

June 10: Seattle PI: The Planned Parenthood clinic as a friendly fortress

June 11: Pasadena Weekly: Abortion wars

June 11: Fox Memphis: No Bomb Found in Abortion Clinic Threat

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