DOMESTIC TERRORISM FROM THOSE NOT NAMED IN THE HOMELAND SECURITY REPORT BY NAPOLITANO
Dr. George Tiller, a provider of second trimester abortions, was shot and killed inside the lobby of his Wichita, Kansas church, reports AFP and other media outlets. There are only three abortion providers who will do late term abortions and now there are only two. George Tiller, 67, was shot dead as he was walking into the Reformation Lutheran Church on the east side of town around 10 am this morning. George Tiller was pronounced dead at the scene. He is the fifth abortion provider to be murdered or maimed in the U.S. by those who love God and hold all life to be sacred.
It is worthy of note that Dr Tiller was persecuted and made to defend himself in court before his murder by the very legal system that ignored the threats on his life and left him unprotected from the frenzy the right wing prosecutor whipped up against him. This was a political witch hunt - a burning, and resulted in Tiller's death for which the prosecutor and his right wing supporters are morally responsible.
Tiller was exercising his legal right to preform abortions and like all the tolerated harassment of unnecessary delays, unscientific lectures, shouts and slurs, here the court lent itself to legal harassment with the purpose of destroying a citizen who offended the politics of a prosecutor making a career out of serving the religious right by attacking those who served the poor and disenfranchised. But a jury of citizens found him not guilty. Yet, there are no civil rights laws which allowed Tiller or his family to recoup his attorney fees and costs. The prosecutor knew there was no precedent for his criminal charges but there is no legal way to stop him and others like him. Thus, women's rights are under constant attack in a sexist society.
Every time you hear these fetus worshippers bleating about the sanctity of life, remember George Tiller. Remember a hero who gave his life for women and our freedom from slavery. Thank You Dr Tiller.
Dr. Barnett Slepian was shot and killed in his home in Amherst, New York .
Officer Robert Sanderson was killed during a clinic bombing in Birmingham, AL.
Dr. Jack Fainman was shot and injured in his home in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
An unnamed physician was shot at in his home in Rochester, New York.
Dr. Hugh Short was shot and injured in his home in Ancaster, Ontario.
Shannon Lowney and Leanne Nichols were shot and killed by John Salvi at two clinics in Brookline, Massachusetts. Five others were injured in the attacks.
Dr. Garson Romalis was shot and seriously wounded in his home in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Dr. John Bay0ard Britton and his escort, James H. Barrett were shot and killed in front of a clinic in Pensacola, Florida
Dr. George Tiller was shot and injured by Rachelle Shannon at his clinic in Wichita, Kansas.
Dr. David Gunn was shot to death by Michael Griffin in Pensacola, Florida.
You must review the post at: Violence & Harassment at U.S. Abortion Clinics because murder is not all these people do - the danger providers live with daily is reflected in the amount of bombing detonated at the clinics. Which brings me to the point of this post. Homeland Security published,
Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano included only a footnote attached to the report wherein right wing extremism in the United States" is defined as including not just racist or hate groups, but also groups that reject federal authority in favor of state or local authority. "It may include groups and individuals that are dedicated to a single-issue, such as opposition to abortion or immigration," the warning says.
Second, illegal immigration opponents, open border opponents, out and in sourcing opponents, fair trade advocates, animal rights groups and environmentalist activists have been specifically named, targeted and infiltrated by FBI undercover agents and not one of those groups has ever killed a human being. There has been some property damage to vacant facilities but not by animal rights groups which just free tortured animals. The full force of the government has been brought in prosecuting these groups under a bill written by the animal exploiters.
I guess Napolitano's politics determine that fantasy immigration and animal rights terrorists must be prosecuted rather than those that kill and maim. Stopping illegal immigration is termed terrorism by those who want to use it to create a political base for the democratic party. But a woman's right to choose?
We have right to know if this president is committed to women’s rights or just open borders, by testing his nominee's response to specific questions about the incremental challenges to Roe v Wade which limit its' application to poor, military and global women.
The Supreme Court has ruled in REPUBLICAN PARTY OF MINNESOTA, et al., PETITIONERS v. SUZANNE WHITE, CHAIRPERSON, MINNESOTA BOARD OF JUDICIAL STANDARDS, et al, that we DO have the RIGHT to such info from judicial candidates - not specifically how they will rule in the future but if they agree or disagree that the reasoning is correct in prior decisions.
Last, how many male respectables go over the line in the media to incite violence against Abortion providers. I feel Bill O'Reilly does. I like the way O'Reilly defends children from pedophile loving judges so it pained me to hear him incite violence against Dr. Tiller and I heard it twice.
Salon article, O'Reilly's campaign against murdered doctor
The Fox News star had compared Tiller to a Nazi, called him a "baby killer," and warned of "Judgment Day"
It prohibits a federal, state, or local governmental entity from denying or interfering with a woman's right to exercise such choices; or discriminating against the exercise of those rights in the regulation or provision of benefits, facilities, services, or information. Provides that such prohibition shall apply retroactively.
It also authorizes an individual aggrieved by a violation of this Act to obtain appropriate relief, including relief against a governmental entity, in a civil action."
Earlier versions of the bill were introduced in 1989 and 1993.
The bill states in its findings section that Congress has the affirmative power to legislate abortion based, in part, on the crossing of state lines by abortion providers, women seeking abortions, and medical supplies used in abortions.
The Freedom of Choice Act was sponsored in the House of Representatives by Congressman Jerrold Nadler, and originally co-sponsored by Congressman James Greenwood, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, and Congresswoman Diana Degette. In the Senate, it was sponsored by Senator Barbara Boxer, and originally co-sponsored by Senators Jon Corzine, Patty Murray, Frank Lautenberg, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Maria Cantwell, Jim Jeffords, Joseph Lieberman, Dianne Feinstein, Paul Sarbanes, and Barbara Mikulski. The bill was introduced in the United States House of Representatives on January 21, 2004, and in the United States Senate on January 22, 2004.
The bills were referred to the Judiciary Committees of the respective Houses. Neither bill received further action in the 108th Congress. The bills were reintroduced in the 110th Congress, but, like their predecessors, were referred to committee without further action. As of June 2009, the bills have not been introduced in the 111th Congress.
During his tenure in the United States Senate, Barack Obama co-sponsored the 2007 Senate version of the Freedom of Choice Act (S. 1173). Responding to a question regarding how he would preserve reproductive rights in a speech given to the Planned Parenthood Action Fund on July 17, 2007, Obama declared, "The first thing I'd do, as president, is sign the Freedom of Choice Act. That's the first thing that I'd do."
In a press conference on April 29, 2009, President Obama said that although he supports a woman's right to choose, passage of the Freedom of Choice Act was "not highest legislative priority."
The bill is described by NARAL Pro-Choice America president Nancy Keenan as a bill to "codify Roe v. Wade" which would "repeal the Bush-backed Federal Abortion Ban," referring to the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, "and other federal restrictions". Opponents of FOCA assert that it would, if passed, invalidate every restriction on abortion nationwide, including parental notification laws, informed consent laws, and bans on partial birth abortion. In the 50 American states, there are currently over 300 such laws.