Kansas has long been a hotbed of anti-choice protests stoked by a hard-right political climate and conservative religious views. But the prairie state is now home-base for the most radical elements of the movement.
Bart Stupak, now complaining about threats and harassment for his position on health reform, voted against the landmark 1994 Freedom to Access Clinic Entrances Act (FACE Act) that protects providers against harassment.
A judge orders a mental competency hearing for a Washington man who threatened to kill Colorado physican Dr. Warren Hern.
On Ash Wednesday, anti-choicers kicked off the “40 Days for Life” protests, so believers can avoid focusing either on their own sin and or their own mortality by demanding others give life against their will.
Donald Hertz, of Spokane, Wash., will go to trial for threatening the life of a member of Dr. Warren Hern’s family. Hern is an abortion provider in Colorado and a colleague of Wichita physician George Tiller.
Access to reproductive health clinics may become a lot harder this month because yesterday began the annual anti-choice campaign “40 Days for Life” — an intense harass-a-thon happening at clinics across the country.
Federal investigators have announced that they are looking into filing federal charges against Scott Roeder, the man who was recently convicted in Kansas for the murder of Dr. George Tiller.
Staff at a clinic in Charlotte, N.C., under attack from anti-choice “terrorists” work in conditions most would find unendurable. Why? They say: “We believe in what we do. And some of us came to work here after being patients here ourselves.”
There can be no common ground unless all parties are truly safe. The pro-life movement must reject violent acts and violent messaging and the Obama administration must be more proactive in addressing violence against clinic workers.
The Bush Administration rarely used the existing law to prevent and combat violence against clinics and providers of abortion and other reproductive health services.