Dr. LeRoy Carhart, long-time colleague and friend of Dr. George Tiller (assassinated by an anti-abortion activist in May 2008) has remained undeterred in his life’s mission to provide women with safe, caring abortion services when they need them. YOU are needed in Germantown, MD and the DC area this coming weekend to stand up for Dr. Carhart and women’s right to abortion and reproductive control.
Anti-choice groups rallied to protest Dr. Carhart’s new Maryland pressence, while a group of religious reproductive advocates provided silent witness and clinic support.
Rachel Maddow does more than any other contemporary media figure to address abortion. But her otherwise excellent special on Dr. Tiller left out what actually occurred inside that clinic.
John Boehner has a sit-down with Randall Terry. ‘Nuff said?
Republican House leadership feels the need to meet with violent, anti-choice “activist” Randall Terry while a Republican state representative in Minnesota is caught with a gun outside a Planned Parenthood.
The day after he was shot in both arms by an anti-abortion activist in 1993, Dr. George Tiller went back to work and announced, “Women need abortions and I’m going to do them.” This remarkably brave man had already endured years of harassment and threats: his clinic suffered $100,000 worth of damage after being bombed, weeks of blockades by glassy-eyed anti-abortion fanatics… he and his staff were stalked by these so-called “activists” who followed him home, yelled at him and everyone attending his church, and flyered his neighbors with “Wanted” posters. His staff, women like Drs. Susan Robinson and Shelly Sella, his office administrator and nurse, were similarly targeted with these posters: which often featured their photos, home addresses and other personal information.
Rachel Maddow’s documentary on the assassination of Dr. George Tiller was ground-breaking, but to me also a bit disappointing. What were your reactions?
Planned Parenthood of the Heartland deserves a medal for seeking to address the geographic (and often economic) disparity in access to abortion in a smart and safe way.
Starting Saturday July 17, Operation Save America (creators of the “INTOLERANT” t-shirt) a rabidly fundamentalist sect of anti-abortion fanatics, is calling on anti-abortion forces to “storm the gates of hell” in Charlotte, NC. Operation Save America has a long and vicious history of opposing women’s right to choose, fighting against gay rights, and spreading vicious anti-Muslim hatred. They must be opposed.
The anti-choice movement continues to use tactics to spread misinformation that are protected by the right to free speech. But the choice community must find ways to ramp up efforts to challenge these messages, especially among youth.