Indiana and Kansas show the battle over abortion rights and access is growing in intensity in some parts of the country.
A federal judge concluded that Angel Dillard’s letter to abortion provider Dr. Mila Means, which warned Means she should check her car for explosives, is protected speech, demonstrating the challenges in keeping clinics, staff, and patients safe.
Blaming clinics for their own harassment, making violent insinuations, giving a convicted terrorist a leadership position, railroading good doctors out of business, and claiming that 10-year-old rape victims are better off being forced to give birth: Welcome to the anti-choice movement of 2013.
To those of us left behind, we have to honor Dr. Tiller by working to make sure that abortion access is expanded, not curtailed.
Don McKinney, who is representing the alleged stalker of South Wind Women’s Clinic Director Julie Burkhart, has had long-standing, public affiliations with radical anti-choice zealots like Army of God.
Papers filed in court by the U.S. Department of Justice reveal that a Kansas county jail inmate has asserted that Angel Dillard, a known anti-choice domestic terrorist, asked him last year to firebomb the home of Dr. Mila Means.
Last week brought a mixed bag of decisions for reproductive justice advocates.
South Wind Women’s Center will not be rezoned out of opening, despite anti-choice efforts.
Kansans for Life uses false assumptions and “data” to make false claims about the role of its “right-to-know” website in a decline in the number of abortions in the state, shifts that are most attributable to the assassination of Dr. George Tiller, restrictions on abortion care, and national trends.
Trust Women’s purchase of the building that housed Dr. George Tiller’s former health care facility is welcome news, but it must be viewed within the context of the on-the-ground reality that is Kansas abortion policy, politics, and history.