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?
In asking about William Ayers, Brian Williams asks the McCain-Palin team if someone who bombs an abortion clinic is a terrorist? Williams didn’t ask why they gave Paul Schenck VIP passes to a recent rally.
Joe Scarborough has a good point about being able to criticize Obama without charges of racism. He also has the opportunity to prove his point right now.
Those who provide abortions, either as clinicians or administrators, can be relentlessly pursued in their communities by their opponents. But there are millions of supportive “civilians” aiding the community of abortion providers in this war.
The clinic bombing that maimed Emily Lyons ten years ago today transformed her from an apolitical and quiet nurse to a fierce and outspoken champion of choice and women’s lives.
The arson targeting an abortion clinic in New Mexico last week is just one instance demonstrating the need for the incredible vigilance clinic workers employ.
We must remember the man who killed a Florida abortion provider, and stay vigilant.