In brief:My regular feminist round-up spot with Justice!
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Justice and I talked the latest on the Planned Parenthood shooting in Colorado Springs as well as how people can get involved — and how not to help. I suggested several organizations, including The Clinic Vest Project where I am a founding board member, and reminded people not to just show up in front of a clinic to counter protest or escort without contacting the clinic.
I got a little choked up talking about what abortion providers go through. Dr. Willie Parker, one of the most public, vocal providers, is asking people not to be silent. It is the least we can do considering he and other providers risk arson, stalking, assault, and even death to make sure we have health care. Please read and post his op-ed and the interview with Dr. Chastine included below.
Organizations to support:
Donate & contact to volunteer: The Clinic Vest Project
Donate & find your local fund to volunteer: The National Network of Abortion Funds
Donate & follow to support independent abortion providers: The Abortion Care Network
Links to on-air references:
My piece on the shooting at The Establishment: “Targeted Attacks On Abortion Providers Is Domestic Terrorism”
“For Robert Dear, Religion and Rage Before Planned Parenthood Attack” via The New York Times
My review of Cohen & Connon’s book: “‘Living in the Crosshairs’ Puts Human Face on Grim Clinic Violence Statistics”
SHARE: “Why I Provide Abortions” by Dr. Willie Parker at The New York Times
SHARE: “An Abortion Provider Speaks Out: ‘I’ll Do Whatever My Conscience Tells Me I Must’” by Andrea Grimes at RollingStone
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