Violence
Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Supreme Court Decision Affects Buffer Zone Laws Around the Nation

Cities and states across the United States are dealing with the legal fallout from the Supreme Court's decision to strike down Massachusetts' 35-foot abortion clinic buffer zone in McCullen v. Coakley in June.
In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

In New Orleans, Neighbors are Rallying to Stand By Their Doctor

The people of New Orleans are pro-choice and stand by reproductive justice, and they stand by their doctor.
The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

The Supreme Court Just Ignored the Reality of Clinic Violence

Portraying buffer zone laws as a response to “clashes” of political opinion overlooks the harrowing history behind McCullen and the much larger trend of violence against abortion providers and patients that it represents.
SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

SCOTUS Decision Endangers Women And Healthcare Providers

"The lives of doctors and clinic staff are being threatened as we speak. This decision emboldens more extreme violence, harassment, and intimidation of women and health care providers in the name of free speech."
Steubenville Teenagers Found Guilty of Rape

Steubenville Teenagers Found Guilty of Rape

The two teenagers accused of raping a sixteen year old girl from West Virginia were found guilty in juvenile court this past Sunday. The two star football players, Trent Mays, 17, and Ma’lik Richmond, 16, were both sentenced to one year in the state juvenile system for the sexual assault. Mays One of the players...
Joining Forces – Women Veterans Speak Out: The Trenches, Remembered

Joining Forces – Women Veterans Speak Out: The Trenches, Remembered

by Joan Grey, Business and Professional Women’s Foundation Mentoring Liaison We all have our stories.  Maybe these narratives, rather than DNA, are really what make us human.  On the topic of military sexual trauma, I turned to my West Point women classmates for their input.  Ours was the first co-ed class. Out of over 900...
From the Front Lines: Defending Dr. Carhart's Clinic

From the Front Lines: Defending Dr. Carhart’s Clinic

It’s 10:36pm, and abortion clinic defenders are just getting home from this week’s ground zero – the Germantown, Md. clinic of Dr. Lee Carhart.  Operation Rescue had declared the past nine days “Summer of Mercy 2.0,” harkening back to the original Summer of Mercy actions that had targeted Dr. George Tiller’s clinic in Wichita, KS....
Anti-Choice Protesters Block Wichita Abortion Doctor

Anti-Choice Protesters Block Wichita Abortion Doctor

Following a lawsuit filed by Foliage Development Inc., Dr. Mila Means has agreed not to perform abortions in the office space that she leases from the company and stated that she will seek another space for her medical practice. Foliage Development claimed that by offering abortions, Dr. Means would create safety issues and a public...
From the Front Lines: A Warm Welcome in Charlotte

From the Front Lines: A Warm Welcome in Charlotte

Last week, I went to Charlotte, North Carolina with Feminist Majority Foundation to help protect reproductive health providers from anti-abortion extremists Operation Rescue/Operation Save America during their national siege. This summer I’ve worked a great deal on with our NCAP project, and am following various anti-abortion organizations as part of my internship. Before this summer,...
From the Front Lines: Charlotte, NC

From the Front Lines: Charlotte, NC

Operation Rescue/Operation Save America has chosen Family Reproductive Health and other surrounding clinics in Charlotte, North Carolina as the focus of their 2010 clinic siege from July 17th to July 24th. Featuring the tagline “The King is Coming to the Queen City,” OR/OSA has put out the call that “God Himself is calling us to...

URGENT: Mississippi Clinic Threatened

Two weeks ago, an anti-abortion extremist invaded the waiting room of the Jackson Women’s Health Organization in Jackson, Mississippi. Law enforcement authorities were not only slow to respond when called, but once on site, chose only to talk with the aggressor instead of filing a police report. This is the only abortion provider in the...
Feminist Majority Foundation Hails Roeder’s Sentencing to “Hard 50”

Feminist Majority Foundation Hails Roeder’s Sentencing to “Hard 50”

“Scott Roeder will spend the rest of his life in prison, but those who may have aided and abetted his murder of Dr. George Tiller are still walking free,” said Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF) President Eleanor Smeal. “There has been an escalation in violence, threats of violence and harassment at clinics in 14 states, and...
FMF Hails Roeder Jury Verdict, Calls on Justice Department to Act

FMF Hails Roeder Jury Verdict, Calls on Justice Department to Act

In reaction to the unanimous jury verdict convicting Scott Roeder on one count of first-degree murder in the death of Dr. George Tiller and two counts of aggravated assault, Feminist Majority Foundation President Eleanor Smeal and Executive Vice President Katherine Spillar released the following statements: Smeal said, “Defense efforts to establish that Roeder’s actions were...

Feminist Majority Alarmed at Rulings in Dr. Tiller Murder Trial

“Let there be no mistake, the rulings of Kansas Judge Warren Wilbert are being seen by extremists as a green light for those who would murder abortion providers,” said Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President of the Feminist Majority Foundation. Don Spitz, who manages the Army of God website and advocates the murder of abortion providers...

Statement regarding issues with the evidence in the Roeder Murder Trial

Statement of Katherine Spillar, Executive Vice President of Feminist Majority Foundation on Kansas Judge’s decision to allow evidence in support of a “voluntary manslaughter” verdict in the trial of Scott Roeder for murdering Dr. George Tiller Today’s perplexing decision is effectively back-door permission for admitted killer Scott Roeder to use a ‘justifiable homicide’ defense that...
Terror in Charlotte

Terror in Charlotte

The posters have the word “WANTED” in large black letters at the top and contain the following language: “We would like to introduce you to Drs. X and Y [names withheld here]. Their specialties are Obstetrics, Gynecology and Murder. Not only do these two men assist women and deliver babies, but they also harm women...

Abortion in the Crosshairs at Allentown

Note: this is the second in a series about the climate at abortion clinics in the aftermath of the murder of Dr. George Tiller “How do you prefer to die, by knife or by bullet?” This was a question posed to a clinic escort by a protestor at the Center on the day of Tiller’s...
Anti-Abortion Protestors Stymie Police With Lawsuits

Anti-Abortion Protestors Stymie Police With Lawsuits

First in a series on escalating abortion clinic violence in the aftermath of Dr. George Tiller’s murder “In the old days, at least we knew what they were up to. If they were blockading us or firebombing us, we knew it. This is more insidious, more like a stealth strategy. And it is making life...
A Man Who Trusted Women

A Man Who Trusted Women

Originally Posted on RH Reality Check In her 28th week of a very wanted pregnancy in 2000, Miriam Kleiman, a government employee in Washington, D.C., and her husband, Jason, learned that their male fetus had a severe brain malformation. He would probably die shortly after birth. The couple immediately went for second, third and fourth...