Roundup: Operation Rescue’s Headquarters Attacked


Operation Rescue’s Headquarters Attacked
An unidentified person tried to disable anti-choice group Operation Rescue’s security system Friday, according to The Christian Post.
Operation Rescue’s president Troy Newman is one of four people who were
at the headquarters during the incident. Newman confronted the man, who
then tried to attack Newman. After throwing his bike, he fled the scene
with one security camera. No one was injured, as reported in the article.


The Christian Post also reports:

 

"Pro-life groups have been fearful of a backlash in the aftermath of the murder of late-term abortion
provider George Tiller. Although the accused killer, Scott Roeder, is
not tied to any pro-life groups, he was a staunch anti-abortionist. And
abortion supporters have blamed the rhetoric of conservative groups for
fueling the violence."

 


On
Thursday, Operation Rescue released tapes and e-mails containing death
threats. One message said, "time to start killing Bible-thumping
morons," according to the article.


Operation
Rescue moved their national headquarters to Wichita to protest abortion
provider Dr. George Tiller’s clinic. Tiller was killed May 31 at his
church, where he was serving as an usher.


President Obama and the Pope Will Meet

During
the G8 summit in July, President Obama and Pope Benedict XVI will meet
for the first time. Although Obama and the Vatican support a stronger
relationship with Muslims, the two do not agree on abortion. Obama
favors a woman’s right to choose, which the Vatican opposes, according
to an AFP article.
Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman said:

 

"On his upcoming trip overseas on Friday, July 10th, the president will
visit with the holy father, Pope Benedict the XVI, to discuss a range
of issues, including their shared belief in the dignity of all people."

 

The Pope does not only plan to meet Obama. The article said:

 

"The Vatican spokesman also announced that during the G8 summit the pope
will meet with Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso, the first Catholic to
hold that post in Japan, on July 7 and Australia’s leader Kevin Rudd on
July 9."

 

After
Obama took office in January, he lifted former president George W.
Bush’s restrictions on government funding for embryonic stem-cell
research and for family planning groups. The Vatican had strong
connections with Bush, who also opposed abortion, according to AFP.

Operation Rescue’s "Research Project"
The Kansas City Star
reported that Operation Rescue wants to hear from any woman who has
been given an abortion by Dr. LeRoy Carhart in the last five years.
Carhart is an abortion provider in Nebraska, and also assisted Dr.
George Tiller at his Wichita clinic.


Operation Rescue’s Web site says the group is doing a "research project."


The article says:

 

If experience is any guide, this "research project" will result in
unverifiable and downright bogus allegations, which the group will make
public. It’s the sort of information that just might inflame an
unbalanced person like Scott Roeder, the man accused
of shooting Tiller in his church — where, by the way, Operation Rescue
had protested and disrupted services numerous times.


OTHER NEWS TO NOTE:


June 27: Psychology Today: The murder of Dr. George Tiller: Whose Truth Counts?

June 28: HuffPo: Most Americans Want Sotomayor On Court

June 28: Post and Courier: Overcoming odds

June 28: Dissident Voice:Judge Sonia Sotomayor: Racialization, Ideology and the "Imagined Latino Community"

June 28: Star-Telegram: Graves:Abortion is a choice. So is adoption

June 27: Feministing: Specific intiative(s) to prevent teen Latina pregnancy…

June 29: Daily Mail: Two or more abortions could more than DOUBLE chances of a premature birth next time

June 29: Daily News: Members of the Gay Liberation Front reunite to remember the birth of a movement

June 28: Christian Post: Pro-Life Office Attacked in Aftermath of Tiller’s Murder

June 28: Argus Leader: My Voice: Those who provide abortions are no heroes (Letter)

June 27: Midwest Voices/Kansas City Star: Operation Rescue turns its sights on Nebraska abortion doctor

June 28: Wichita Eagle:LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ‘PRO-LIFE’ HYPOCRISY IS HARD TO TAKE

June 28: Women’s Grid: Call for volunteers – helping Irish abortion seekers

June 28: Traverse City Record-Eagle: The abortion debate

June 27: Catholic News Agency: Cardinal O’Malley pulls out from health joint venture over abortion

June 28: Last Trumpet Living/LifeNews: Pro-Life Democrats Tell Nancy Pelosi: No Health Care Reform With Abortion

June 28: Concord Monitor: Doctor’s death deserves outrage

June 28: Wichita Eagle: DCCCA to drop adoptions, foster care and focus on family preservation

June 26: NYTimes: Bloggingheads: Cash for Babies?

June 27: Blog of the Moderate Left: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

June 28: Adoption Tree: MOTHERHOOD, ADOPTION, SURRENDER, & LOSS

June 28: Christian Examiner:Appeals Court upholds Virginia’s partial-birth abortion ban

June 28: Morning Sentinel: (Letter) No surprise when fanatic shoots abortion provider

June 28: All in the Mind Blog: The stories we don’t hear about adoption

June 27: NYTimes Happy Days Blog: Born Again in Brooklyn

June 26: Catholic Herald: Bishops: Abortion ‘is not a medicine’

June 27: Reform and Revive: John Piper on Obama & Abortion

June 27: Danbury News-Times:Will the abortion war end?

June 27: Star News Online: Teen Insight – Shooting abortion provider no way to address controversy

June 27: Feministe: Cash for Babies

June 27: Catholic News Agency:Amnesty International attacks Poland abortion policy

June 27: Christian NewsWire: Operation Rescue Office Attacked in Broad Daylight

June 27: Crooks and Liars: Eliminationism on parade: Coulter, Joe the Plumber, and military chaplains’ leader wish for deaths

June 27: Between the times: The Case for Life: Equipping Christians to Engage the Culture

June 27: Sentinel Source:Firms step up at adoption time

June 28: The Hindu: Mixed signals

June 27: Optimum Population Blog: Ensuring Universal Access to Family Planning

June 27: Catholic News Agency: California school district votes to let students leave campus for services like abortion

June 27: Wichita Eagle: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: WARMING ‘FACTS,’ BEING ‘PRO-LIFE,’ ABORTION, HATE SPEECH, COLWICH MAN

June 26: Catholic News Agency: Canadian bishops clear charity of funding abortion groups in Mexico, Peru still in question

June 27: Cleveland Sun-Sentinel: Cornerstone Among Women provides free prenatal vitamins

June 27: Command the Raven/LA Times: Churches prepare in case gun violence shows up at the altar

June 26: Metro Catholic: Late-term Abortion Ban Protects ‘Weakest, Most Helpless Beings,’ Federal Court Rules

June 26: LifeNews: Abortion Advocate Nearly Runs Over Pro-Life Planned Parenthood Protestor

June 27: NewsOK: U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe bill may ease rules for adoption

June 26: The Ledger:Breaking Barriers: Language, Religion Hinder Frank Talk About AIDS

June 26: Daily KOS:Abortion and Health Care: Why the So-Called "Pro-Life" Politicians Need To Step Up.

June 27: Trinidad and Tobogo Express: Govt does not support abortion

June 26: Latin America Press:Emergency contraception in doubt

June 26: HuffPo: CVS: Condoms Vs Shoplifters

June 26: AFP: Obama to meet pope on July 10

June 26: LifeNews: First Hearing for Alleged Shooter of Abortion Practitioner George Tiller Delayed

June 27: Mercury News: As economy in Silicon Valley slides, birth control booms

June 26: Citizen Link: Southern Baptist Convention Encourages Adoption

June 26: LifeSiteNews: Indian Women March against Sex-Selective Abortion

June 26: LifeNews: Respected Pro-Life Physician: International Abortion-Maternal Death Data Wrong

June 26: AP: Calif. man arrested in abortion confrontation

June 26: Seattle Times: Economy causes crisis in Northwest abortion funding

June 26: LifeSiteNews: Editorial: Archbishop Weisgerber is Wrong – Vatican Stopped its Donation to UNICEF in 1996

June 26: LifeSiteNews: Pro-Life Democrats Unite to Protect Unborn Children in Healthcare Restructuring

June 26: Examiner: What are the effects of open adoption over time?

June 26: AllAfrica: Liberia: Govt. Urged To Lift Suspension on Adoption

June 23: Public Discourse: Is the Abortion Debate Over?

June 26: The Frisky:Period Reducing Birth Control May Not Be Creepy, But It’s Definitely Uncomfortable

June 26: Optimum Population Blog:Global Experts Gather to Discuss Family Planning Crisis

June 25: Americans United for Life:Fourth Circuit’s Partial-Birth Infanticide Ruling Echoes AUL Brief

June 25: National Catholic Reporter: The flip side of finding common ground

June 25: Chicago Tribune: Generic vs. Brand Name Birth Control

June 26: Morgan County Citizen:I Disagree

June 26: Catholic Exchange:"Worst Person in the World"

June 26: AP: Abortion opponents ask feds to investigate threats

June 25: Wichita Eagle: Letters to the editor: Pregnancies, O’Reilly, Operation Rescue, health rationing, Colin Powell, Pearce column

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  • invalid-0

    Operation is in the business of lying to its contributors, to the police and to the IRS. There’s no reason to give any credibility to anything they say.

  • invalid-0

    Oh yes, it is is horrible and makes national news any time there is violence or harrassment or crticism against pro-abortion groups, doctors ,etc…but it is perfectly fine for violence, harrassment to happen to pro-lifers….SO typical….For Liberals, tolerance NEVER goes both ways. Conservatives are suppose to be tolerant and are condemned when they are percieved to be not, but liberals don’t have to be. Their idea of tolerance is ” My way is the right way and if you disagree you are intolerant and an extremeist” Pathetic…

  • jayn

    While I can’t help but feel that this was a bit brought on themselves, I certainly don’t condone the actions of whoever did this.  It was stupid of wthem–such actions (by either side) don’t do anything but hurt the credibility of the side that perpetrated the act.

     

    If OR isn’t credible, they can make fools of themselves.

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  • colleen

    All reports of threats and violence directed towards anti-abortion extremists that I’ve have read have been reported by exclusively by organizations speaking for the religious right. Funny thing that

    The only difference between the American anti-abortion movement and the Taliban is about 8,000 miles.

    Dr Warren Hern, MD