I used a fake name. I created a fake identity. I even wore one of those red shirts—emblazoned with the Massachusetts Citizens for Life logo alongside a crudely drawn fetus.
About 200 organizations and 700 individuals filed 27 legal briefs in June v. Gee, an abortion case before the Supreme Court, on December 2. One brief—filed by the Feminist Majority Foundation, NOW, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Women’s Law Project—showcases how TRAP laws, in a climate of violence and harassment against abortion providers, force clinics to close.
It’s been widely reported that public officials are working to close the only abortion clinic left standing in Missouri, a Planned Parenthood in St. Louis. What has flown under the radar is the influence of a group called Team P.L.A.Y, which has waged a decade-long campaign of harassment against it.
Patients and providers at an independent abortion clinic in Milwaukee have been victims of sustained harassment this week from anti-abortion extremists—and grassroots activists have come out to protect access.
Ten years ago today, I received a frantic call early in the morning. Dr. George Tiller, one the abortion providers most targeted by anti-abortion extremists, had been shot and killed.
Louisiana lawmakers are vying to ban abortion at six weeks—and they’re relying on the arguments of anti-abortion extremists to make it happen.
Nearly one-quarter of clinics reported confronting the most severe forms of anti-abortion threats and violence in 2018— including death threats, stalking and blocking clinic access—and nearly half reported incidents of severe threats, violence and harassment like robberies, break-ins and vandalism.
“I am putting Allen County Right to Life, and all anti-women’s groups, on notice. You have intimidated and harassed us for the last time in this community. We will be back, stronger than ever before.”
Today, the Supreme Court handed CPCs a license to manipulate, deceive and ultimately endanger the lives of women.
A network of independent abortion providers are pushing back on the latest string of anti-abortion rhetoric in a big way.