i can’t get into a lot of stuff about the anti’s and what not most times. i just can’t stand those motherfuckers. it is true that abortion providers have bullet proof vests. we hade bullet proof glass at my last clinic and there were evacuation drills where we practice locking down and securing patients etc. so it is a war climate when it should be a health care providing climate (it is that, but there is the constant threat)
i just wanted to put this story about Kansas on your radar. Dr. Tiller was murdered there and supposedly the state is run by right wing tea party types that are encouraging lack of access and emboldening the violent fringes.
what happens, because abortion is so divisive is people want it to go away like the NOW person said. i’m for holistic health and justice and i get tired of the ‘choice’ debate. what am i saying? i’m saying i can’t stand that people won’t leave folks terminating their pregnancies or the people who provide services alone. and the fringe elements gain ground here, because people want to avoid the topic.
for example the ‘black is beautiful’ ad’s in Oakland directly affect the ability of new planned parenthood affiliates to open in Oakland. i was just speaking with someone who said they want to open one in fruitvale and are having a hard time getting support from the neighborhood. that might make sense on so many levels given the history of eugenics enacted on communities of color. that history needs to be examined by providers carefully, for sure. but then you have the ‘anti’s’ exploiting that feeling and at the end of the day support for clinics is so small, because noone wants to deal with the risk associated with fringe and violent anti-abortion types.
this doesn’t make much sense. just support abortion providers always if you get the chance because they’re literally and figuratively under fire.