Monday, June 23, 2008

Because They Have To.

A good letter in today's New York Times. Abortion providers continue to do their jobs despite harassment and injury for the simple reason that women out there need their services. It was in response to an article last week about a Kansas grand jury being (ab)used politically to convict abortion provider Dr. George Tiller. Tiller has been subject to harassment and was even shot in both arms for providing abortions.

As I tend to do whenever violence or harassment against abortion providers is mentioned, I'm going to invoke Barnett Slepian. When you Google his name the first hit is Wikipedia, the second is from www.armyofgod.com and titled "Babykiller Barnett Slepian." You know, 11 years after his family watched him bleed to death on the kitchen floor. Cuz they're, you know, pro-life.

1 comment:

Jo said...

I just finished reading This Common Secret over the weekend and if you haven't read it yet, I can't recommend it highly enough.