Today marks the anniversary of the murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, who was gunned down in his church ten years ago by an anti-abortion extremist associated with the group Operation Rescue. At the time, Tiller was one of the only providers in the country to offer abortion care later in pregnancy.
Last week, in a victory for reproductive rights advocates, a federal judge in California refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by Planned Parenthood against the so-called Center for Medical Progress (CMP), the anti-abortion group responsible for the discredited videos released last year that falsely accused the women’s healthcare organization of illegally selling fetal tissue.
Over 180 members of the House called on Speaker Paul Ryan this week to disband the House Select Investigative Panel, citing “continued abuses which jeopardize the integrity of the House and the safety of Americans.”
Members of the House Select Investigative Panel today sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan calling on him to disband the Panel and end its “unjustified witch hunt against researchers and doctors.”
The Feminist Majority Foundation launched an ad campaign today that exposes the threats facing abortion providers across the country and asks the question, “When did the right to life become the right to terrorize abortion providers?”