So much for agreeing on the denunciation of violence against health care workers. A Republican Senator has put a hold on a Senate resolution condemning such violence because it mentions those scary words: “reproductive health.”
Dr. George Tiller was asked repeatedly by friends how he could continue his work in the face of the unending violence and legal harassment that he endured in the years leading up to his murder. His answer was always the same: “Where else can these women go?”
According to an interview conducted by Democracy Now, Scott Roeder, the man arrested and charged with first-degree murder the murder of Dr. George Tiller was reported to the FBI for vandalizing a Kansas City women’s health clinic on two separate occasions, one a week before Dr. Tiller was killed and the other and a day before his murder. A clinic worker called the FBI to report Roeder’s actions but he was not arrested.
Anti-choice groups swiftly condemned the murder of Kansas abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, while Randall Terry stopped short of justifying the murder but failed to disavow the use of violence against providers.
It’s not prolife to shoot your fellow human being down in cold blood…
Today is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion-providers! Here are just a few reasons to recognize and a couple ways to do so!
The anti-choice boosterism of the Bush era is over, and in response, the anti-choice movement is ramping up the hysteria, harassment, and violence.
On President Obama’s second day in office, and on the 36th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, an SUV has smashed into the front entrance of a Planned Parenthood in St. Paul, Minnesota, the only Planned Parenthood clinic in the state that offers abortions.
The worst years of abortion clinic violence occurred during the Clinton presidency. Without a “friend in the White House,” will anti-abortion extremists ratchet up violence against clinics again? Hoffman, an abortion provider, shares her fears.
Abortion providers have been threatened, attacked, and even murdered by anti-choice extremists. If the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights recognizes them as women’s rights defenders, would providers be better protected?