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.
Tiller Murder Suspect’s Hearing; Sex Educaiton Online;
Family Guy Abortion Episode
The man charged with first degree murder of Dr. George Tiller has been sending out pamphlets justifying the murders of abortion doctors.
Alexander Sanger, Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council
and grandson of Margaret Sanger, founder of the birth control movement more
than eighty years ago, discusses the murder of Dr. George
Tiller and criticizes Right Wing talk shows, such as the O’Reilly Factor, for
providing a justification for Tiller’s murder. He writes that: those defending or excusing the murder of Dr. Tiller
adduce a perverse variation on the civil obedience argument of Gandhi and King
and Thoreau—murder for a higher principle. They press that principle further
to say that it was necessary to kill the doctor in order to save lives—the
lives of unborn children he might have aborted. This is to adapt the
Hiroshima/Nagasaki Greater Good justification (we dropped the bombs to end the
war to save American and Japanese lives, as many as a million and more) to the
Operation Rescue’s Headquarters Attacked; President Obama and the Pope Will Meet; Operation Rescue’s "Research Project"
U.S. Senate is Debating Resolution Condemning Violence Against Abortion Providers;
Abortion Law in Spain Could be Liberalized; What Will Happen in Wichita?
The heroic efforts of Dr. Tiller were scary—even to vehemently pro-choice people—precisely because he made it possible for women to take control over their lives.