An unknown vandal or vandals have broken the windows of EMW Women’s Surgical Center twice in less than a month.
Misogyny may evolve as new tactics are put into practice, but the systematic harassment of women, whether it be for speaking up or for accessing reproductive health care, continues to be about power.
In an effort to pull the rug out from under the most recent attacks by the anti-choice movement, Planned Parenthood decided this week to forgo reimbursement for fetal tissue donation, while still offering this option to its patients. Some worry that this action may make matters worse in the long term.
Tuesday’s ruling keeping the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah’s funding intact is the latest effort from the federal courts to protect the reproductive health-care provider from conservative political attacks.
This month brings two anniversaries of note to those of us who are interested in the role that doctors can play in the struggle for social justice: May 21, when pro-slavery “ruffians” invaded Lawrence, Kansas in 1856, and May 31, when George Tiller was murdered by an anti-abortion terrorist in 2009.
In addition to bringing to light stories of harassment, Crosshairs also calls for reforms in the legal system, making it an absolute must-read for anyone in media and reproductive rights advocacy.
Zachary Klundt is accused of vandalizing All Families Healthcare in March, destroying much of the clinic. The destruction was so complete that the clinic was closed indefinitely.
Susan Cahill, a physician assistant who manages All Families Healthcare, told RH Reality Check that she believes the break-in was part of a coordinated effort to intimidate the facility into no longer providing abortion care.
A writer makes nonsensical arguments to connect criminalization of abortion in Ireland with low rates of maternal mortality. Ireland is abortion-free like America is drug-free.
The Bush Administration rarely used the existing law to prevent and combat violence against clinics and providers of abortion and other reproductive health services.