PLEASE SHARE **Meet outside the Supreme Court Monday, November 30, 5:30-6:30 p.m., and bring a battery-operated candle for a peaceful vigil calling for an end to abortion terrorism and harassment.**
Friday, a gunman murdered three people and wounded nine others inside a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs.
Four Planned Parenthoods have experienced arson attacks in the past four months, all after the release of deceitful and deceptive sting videos that demonize abortion providers and encourage violence.
According to the Feminist Majority Foundation, “51.9% of abortion clinics experience Operation Rescue like tactics including pamphlets targeting doctors and staff, WANTED flyers/posters, personal information posted on internet, posting pictures of staff on internet, demonstrations at doctors’ and staff homes, stalking of doctors and staff.”
Every day and all over this country, doctors, clinic staff, patients, and clinic escorts wade through harassment and worse.
Incendiary speech encourages terrorism, violence, and harassment. While the gunman was still shooting Friday, conservative commentator Erick Erickson tweeted (and later deleted): “Left upset the only people dying at Planned Parenthood are babies.” As the gunman was still shooting Rep. Adam Kinziger (R-IL) criticized Planned Parenthood live on CNN; actually, there are not two sides to a mass shooting.
As Media Matters has documented, numerous right-wing figures have compared abortion providers to Nazis. It’s common to hear abortion providers, people who have abortions, and pro-choice advocates called murderers.
And Congress has established a special committee to investigate abortion, as the states continue to restrict access to abortion and force abortion clinics to close.
1 in 3 women will have abortions, and they are doing nothing wrong. Abortion is basic healthcare and a basic right, period. Women need to be able to control whether and when to have children in order to have dignity and be equal, period.
Enough is enough. Let’s demand an end to abortion terrorism and harassment.
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