In brief: My thoughts are with Mississippi’s Pink House — the last abortion provider in the entire state — after being vandalized this week. My review of this year’s 40 Days is with them in mind: this isn’t about Free Speech; it’s a PR stunt to mask domestic terrorism.
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First, please read “Not an Isolated Incident: Legislative and rhetorical attacks on abortion clinics go hand in hand with violent attacks.” by David S. Cohen and Krysten Connon on the overnight attack at Pink House this week:
”In January 2014, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared that his goal as governor was to “end abortion in Mississippi.” He has not been able to do that so far, but earlier this week, vigilantes took the matter into their own hands.
You can visit WakeUpMississippi.org to show your support to the clinic, staff, and volunteers.
And as I was about to hit post, this crossed my feed:
Tell me again, Pope Francis, et al, how this is about peaceful prayer and valuing “life.”
OK! Now. Here’s where I was talking and writing about 40 Days this year:
My Truthout piece in writing:
and in audio form (including easy mobile device streaming):
My spot on Netroots Radio:
My spot on the Matthew Filipowicz Show:
Even though it wasn’t directly about 40 Days, I’m including my HuffPost Live spot with Eleanor Smeal, President of the Feminist Majority Foundation who’s clinic harassment/targeting report was the foundation of a lot of the writing and talking I did this year:
And my regular spot with Hal Sparks, which was on the Arizona law, but I put it in the context of the current climate and harassment season, so check it out: “Hal Sparks Radio Pgm — AZ Lawmakers Think #Abortion is Reversible — (03/28/15)”
Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.