Yesterday and this morning, I spent several hours assisting with clinic defense in Germantown, Maryland, where Dr. LeRoy Carhart comes several times a month to see patients who need late abortion care. The misogyny, naivete and invasiveness of the anti-choice movement were on full display.
Clinic escorts around the country say that antiabortion protesters are allowed great freedom, including physically touching, threatening, and lying to patients. It is imperative that protections for clinicians, patients, and health center property are expanded.
The attacks on Planned Parenthood are still technically being justified with glib references to abortion, but the reality—that this is an attack on contraception—is so obvious many anti-choicers are failing to hide it well.
Attempts to build “common ground” have restarted and are just as bound to fail as they always have been. The problem is that anti-choice activists are habitually dishonest, and you can’t have dialogue with people who insist you accept their lies.
What do we do about advertising we find offensive, or even bigoted?
A new video by Kate Ranieri examines sidewalk bullying by anti-choicers at women’s health clinics and calls for advocates to demand an end to such practices.
The recent trend of refusing Communion to pro-choice politicians is a prime example of how flawed leadership is weakening the Catholic Church.
Operation Rescue president Troy Newman is Facebook friends with a host of individuals who endorse violence against abortion clinics and providers.