Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

A Brief History of the Anti-Abortion Terror Movement

I found this recounting of the recent persecution of abortion doctors in the United States quite chilling (particularly having re-read The Handmaid's Tale over the weekend). It's a good point: if shootings and bombings (and their legislative counterpart: unnecessarily restrictive state-by-state law-making) render doctors unable and unwilling to perform legal abortions, why, that's a home-grown terror network performing really well!

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KarenUhOh (#19)

It's a Chilling, Not A Choice.

hockeymom (#143)

O'Reilly was particularly despicable last night. Dismissive and condescending in his coverage…which immeadiately turned into how HE is the victim in all this…a victim of mean people on "far left blogs".

Abe Sauer (#148)

#1 I could do without Rachel smug sense of self-satisfaction in making this point. She truly is Olberman's son. #2 I find it so poor that even sympathetic publications refer to him in headlines as "an abortion doctor." He was A doctor who performed many OBGYN services. It's like calling a murdered urologist an "erection doctor." Shame.

brent_cox (#40)

The "abortion doctor" shorthand gave me a startle too, though I can't think of a workaround for the purposes of a headline — as he was murdered more for the abortions he performed than he was for his OBGYN services. Maybe sidestep entirely and go with "Grandpa Church Usher" instead.

Abe Sauer (#148)

I think the "work-around" is just to say "doctor," which is what he was, the same as any doctor who had completed medical school and residency etc. Or even "controversial" or "well known" doctor. Saying "abortion doctor" top-loads the expectations of the reader and, again, is vile and insulting to all doctors. Furthermore, as a note of distinction it's wrong. It should then be "late-term abortion doctor."

whowhahuh (#57)

"(and their legislative counterpart: unnecessarily restrictive state-by-state law-making)"

It's called federalism, and it's not always a bad thing. Sorry I'm a little cranky this morning.

theheckle (#621)

All well and good, but not when the state-by-state law-making fails to effectively provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens.

whowhahuh (#57)

Yes I know, just being argumentative. I have no serious objections on this particular issue.

yarweigh (#803)

Don't let the terrorists win…go get your abortion today?

Chris (#417)

They're psychopaths. The Right is full of 'em. And after the past election, boy, are they pissed.

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