Saturday, March 31

Todd Stave's Voice of Choice: fighting the criminal tactics of pro-lifers

I didn't know about the tactics that "pro-lifers" are using in America. I knew about protests in front of clinics and that's all. But after knowing that  doctor George Tiller was shot dead in 2009 after suffering many attacks I did a research and I'm appalled by the way anti-abortion believers are behaving.

They are harassing and defaming doctors who perform abortions in the most heinous way.
Todd Stave created Voice of Choice after being victim of these tactics:
"For too long, the abortion discussion has been dominated by angry, nasty protests fueled by individuals and organizations that thrive on sensationalism and extremism.
Now it is our turn.
“Voice of Choice” was established as a calm, measured response to anti-abortion activists who engage in misguided, raging protest tactics that are often ill-informed and only serve to victimize women, pro-choice professionals, law-abiding businesses and unaligned bystanders.
 We use email, telephone and social media in peaceful, person-to-person counter-protests against groups that target abortion facilities, providers and patients, as well as their families and communities. We don’t question anyone’s right to express opinions and ideals; we challenge their bullying tactics and their contempt.
This is the solution to cope with the fanaticism of many who not only respect other people's ideas and actions but are also willing to do whatever they want, even if it is criminal, to force others behave the way they think is morally correct.

The debate about abortion is far from over but it is unacceptable this conduct of pro-lifers that forget that abortion is legal in US. Why don't they use arguments instead? Arguments, not sensationalists and defamatory fliers like this one below. This is criminal. Sometimes I do not understand the first amendment.

Is it legal? It was spread at Mr. Todd's neighborhood. He is a father.  This is one of the dirty strategies pro-lifers use in America.
And what about Dr George Tiller's death? He was not the first to die in such circumstances.
Mr. Obama issued a statement after Dr. Tiller’s killing in 2009, saying,
“However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”


Anonymous said...

Thank you for this post ... but please note that Todd is not a doctor. He is a landlord of a building that rents to an abortion clinic. -

Ana said...

Thank you very much!
The correction was already done.
This is all so absurd that we lose focus.