As someone who has worked with abortion providers and defended clinics for many years, I have learned that the only way to prevent anti-abortion protesters (or, “antis”) from physically interfering with women (and their accompanying partners, relatives or friends) going into a clinic is by relying on our own efforts – and not laws.
As more patients complain about harassment at a hospital newly providing abortions, the local Right to Life swear they are just “praying.”
More posters, more harassment at the only public abortion clinic in Mississippi as Jackson Women’s Health Organization runs out of options.
Citing escalating harassment at clinic entryways, the city council has voted to keep protesters at least 20 feet from doors and alleys.
In addition to imposing unnecessary and damaging limits and requirements on women’s medical care, do anti-abortion laws contribute to a social climate in which it is acceptable to terrorize me, my colleagues, and our patients?
It’s a tried-and-true tactic: Any time anti-abortion activists are told that they can’t harass people, they scream that their First Amendment rights have been violated. Now, Rev. Mark Holick, OSA head Flip Benham, and longtime co-conspirators Chet Gallagher and Rusty Thomas are at it again, this time in Jackson, Wyoming.
The Madison police chief weighs in on whether the “ABP” issued by radical Wisconsin anti-choice group Vigil for Life, constitutes harassment.
A professional ethics panel recommended Thursday that former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline–who incessantly harassed Dr. George Tiller–have his state law license suspended indefinitely over his conduct during criminal investigations of abortion providers.
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has nominated Operation Rescue defense attorney Richard Macias to the Kansas Board of Healing Arts, which is tasked with licensing and disciplining Kansas physicians.
In 1966, at age 15, I had an illegal abortion. I later became a provider. The constant violation of the rights of clients and providers led me to participate in the first Universal Periodic Review to advocate for people whose rights need to be protected.