Archive for clinic violence

Urgent update about Mississippi clinic

We are writing to update you on the day to day struggle to keep the only abortion clinic in Mississippi, open and its doctors and workers safe. We are making progress, but we still need your help.

Last week, we told you of the imperative need to improve the clinic’s security system to help prevent invasions – the clinic had just been invaded by a anti-abortion extremist who got as far as the waiting room before being stopped. That won’t happen again.

Thanks to the generosity of many of you, we were able to fund improvements to clinics security system to stop hostile intruders. Believe me the clinic administrators, staff, and doctors are very grateful. But we must do more.

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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 entire state of Mississippi. Extremists are trying to shut down this vital women’s clinic. This clinic and its doctors need our help now. Read the rest of this entry »

Terror in Charlotte

By Carole Joffe, Ms. Washington Correspondent

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 and kill babies…. You may contact them at their office or the clinic in which they perform the abortions.” Read the rest of this entry »

Abortion in the Crosshairs at Allentown

By Carole Joffe, Ms. Washington Correspondent

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 funeral. Around the same time, a Jewish volunteer Read the rest of this entry »

Anti-Abortion Protestors Stymie Police With Lawsuits

Ms. Magazine Washington Correspondent Carole Joffe By Carole Joffe, Ms. Washington Correspondent

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 living hell for the providers.” Read the rest of this entry »