KansasCity.com editorial calls for end to eBay auction for Roeder. Stupak continues to threaten health reform over abortion care in private plans.
Will Bellevue, Neb., become the new Wichita as the epicenter of the anti-abortion protest movement? Not if Herb Evers can help it.
A steady decline in abortion providers, due to violence and/or the threat thereof, and a shortage of new providers among young doctors and medical students, underscores that legality does not guarantee access.
The biggest “pro-life” proponent in Bellevue, Neb., didn’t join the phalanx of 65 anti-choice protesters on the sidewalk next to Dr. Leroy Carhart’s clinic over the weekend. He was too busy providing reproductive health care to dozens of women inside.
The clinic protest that was not: Pro-choice advocates far outnumber those seeking to disrupt services in Nebraska; Scott Roeder attended bible study group with “anti-government” philosophy; Queensland woman with serious pregnancy complications denied access to safe abortion unless government officials act.
Radical anti-choice groups have found a disturbing ally in Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning, whose public statements reveal strong support for their agenda. Also read Wendy’s tweets from the Carhart clinic here.
The Department of Homeland Security warned about a rise of right-wing extremism. Since then there have been at least three cases of domestic terrorism, and the rhetoric on the right is only becoming more frenzied and vitriolic.
The list of those visiting and communicating with the man accused of killing Wichita abortion provider George Tiller reads like a who’s who of anti-abortion militants, reports Judy L. Thomas of the Kansas City Star.
Read this first: CBS and Salon debunk health care myths; Dr. LeRoy Carhart plans to open Kansas abortion clinic; Esquire profiles Dr. Warren Hern.
Clinic violence along with the constant legislative assault on access to abortion doesn’t just hurt and marginalize providers, it denies the rights of the one in three American women who will seek an abortion in their lifetimes.