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.
In Allentown, PA, a confluence of anti-abortion lawmakers, religious groups, and fanatical individuals come together to make the provision of reproductive health services as difficult as possible.
The last thing anyone needs in this recession is another barrier standing in the way of health care, especially when that barrier takes the form of threats, intimidation, and physical barriers to clinics.
Patients at our family planning clinic are frightened and threatened by the anti-birth control crusaders who protest in front of our building on a regular basis.