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Pro-Choice and Pro-Voice

Posts tagged harassment

Jun 28 '14
"The narrative around any act of anti-abortion violence quickly turns to talk of lone wolves, sick individuals acting outside the parameters and without any support or encouragement from “mainstream” or “nonviolent” organizations. Again and again, however, perpetrators of violence and extreme acts of harassment are shown to be directly connected to the same network of people and organizations."

Adding Cubs to the Pack of Lone Wolves

Anti-abortion terrorism is not an anomaly. Fill people with talk of “baby killers,” “whores,” and “enemies of God” from the time they are born, teach them to mercilessly terrorize patients and staff, and murder is nothing more than the inevitable endgame.

(via bebinn)

To make this absolutely clear: Operation Rescue has been connected with multiple acts of anti-abortion violence and terrorism. A member of the group was the plaintiff in the recent Supreme Court buffer zone case (McCullen v. Coakley). And they won.

Jun 28 '14
"Defending a position by citing free speech is sort of the ultimate concession; you’re saying that the most compelling thing you can say for your position is that it’s not literally illegal to express."
Jun 27 '14
mediamattersforamerica:

prochoiceamerica:




The Supreme Court justices will issue a decision on a 35-foot clinic buffer zone in Massachusetts soon, from safely behind their own buffer zone. 

Today the Supreme Court decided to strike down buffer zones around women’s health clinics in Massachusetts, which have protected women and clinic workers from threats and violence from anti-choice protesters for years now. Oh, the hypocrisy…

mediamattersforamerica:

prochoiceamerica:

The Supreme Court justices will issue a decision on a 35-foot clinic buffer zone in Massachusetts soon, from safely behind their own buffer zone. 

Today the Supreme Court decided to strike down buffer zones around women’s health clinics in Massachusetts, which have protected women and clinic workers from threats and violence from anti-choice protesters for years now. Oh, the hypocrisy…

Jun 26 '14
May 28 '14
supernovas-gods-and-monsters:

bebinn:

Paul Valette, a 64-year-old Army veteran, spends his Saturday mornings guiding patients safely through crowds of protestors into Planned Parenthood. Valette is part of the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force, an all-volunteer group promoting peaceful access to women’s health clinics.

There was a small period of time where I did not have health insurance.  I would go to Planned Parenthood for my well woman exams as well as times when my endometriosis got to be damn near unbearable.  
I hated walking in there through a crowd of protesters shouting hateful and horrible things in my face and who aggressively violated my personal space as I walked out, telling me I was going to hell.  I would have loved to have had an escort into the building.  The lengths these protesters go to is unbelievable. 
Good for this guy! 

supernovas-gods-and-monsters:

bebinn:

Paul Valette, a 64-year-old Army veteran, spends his Saturday mornings guiding patients safely through crowds of protestors into Planned Parenthood. Valette is part of the Washington Area Clinic Defense Task Force, an all-volunteer group promoting peaceful access to women’s health clinics.

There was a small period of time where I did not have health insurance.  I would go to Planned Parenthood for my well woman exams as well as times when my endometriosis got to be damn near unbearable.  

I hated walking in there through a crowd of protesters shouting hateful and horrible things in my face and who aggressively violated my personal space as I walked out, telling me I was going to hell.  I would have loved to have had an escort into the building.  The lengths these protesters go to is unbelievable. 

Good for this guy! 

May 26 '14
May 16 '14
"The real insidious thing about the “well we’re just socially awkward, girls should be more forward” excuse is that it doesn’t allow room for the *girl* to be socially awkward. It literally expects that girls/women will always know exactly where their boundaries are, that they will always be able to articulate those boundaries, that they will be able to enforce them in a way that is both clear but also socially allowed (aka, not “chewing the guy out”) AND that the girl will take the guy’s accidental boundary violation with social aplomb…
Social awkwardness only seems to be an excuse for the aggressor, never the target."
May 16 '14
May 13 '14
sailsoncourse:

I’ve seen these anti-abortionists (of course they’re old white guys) once before and I still don’t understand this sign. #oldwhiteguysagainst #abortingpotatoes #abortion #righttochoose #mybody #myuterus #mychoice

This is my favorite thing.

sailsoncourse:

I’ve seen these anti-abortionists (of course they’re old white guys) once before and I still don’t understand this sign. #oldwhiteguysagainst #abortingpotatoes #abortion #righttochoose #mybody #myuterus #mychoice

This is my favorite thing.

May 12 '14

pro-choice-or-no-voice:

howprolifeofyou:

gavedrohll:

hmmm if anyone can find a reliable article on abortion clinic harassment i would appreciate it  l o l 

you can try looking through expose-cpcs, they have tons of resources on the matter. you can try my CPC tag too, there should be some good studies and news features in there.

-Kai

Also check out Bebinn’s
CPC tag
! There’s lots of articles and information in there! We also have a
CPC tag
if you’d like to check it out as well! - Paige

My #sidewalk counseling and #harassment tags have some articles and personal experiences from other Tumblr users. There’s a #terrorism tag as well, if you’re looking for more extreme cases.

May 9 '14
May 6 '14
May 6 '14
May 4 '14

thatchickpaige asked:

So I have escorted twice now and it's been such an experience. There is such a spectrum of emotions of those walking into the clinic, from tears to relief to full disdain of the protesters, and the protesters themselves, white middle aged men with their children to priests with their youth group. What has really stuck with me so far is that these people walking into the clinic feel like they have to explain themselves and that almost all of the protesters are those who couldn't become pregnant.
May 1 '14
"They will chase them to the door, they will chase them once they are leaving the clinic back to their cars…shoving pamphlets and rosaries and fetus models into the patients’ faces. We have protestors who are filming patients, and then there are the very verbally aggressive protestors who stand on stepladders and, quite frankly, scream their ideology for hours on end. They will scream horrendous things at patients, at companions, at some who work at the clinic, as well as at the escorts themselves.
…Those who stand on the stepladders and who are literally screaming, are, for the most part, middle-aged men."