Hate Speech Brings Down a Bull Moose

Alexander Sanger, Chair of the International Planned Parenthood Council and grandson of Margaret Sanger, founder of the birth control movement more than eighty years ago, discusses the murder of Dr. George Tiller and criticizes Right Wing talk shows, such as the O’Reilly Factor, for providing a justification for Tiller’s murder.  He writes that: those defending or excusing the murder of Dr. Tiller adduce a perverse variation on the civil obedience argument of Gandhi and King and Thoreau---murder for a higher principle. They press that principle further to say that it was necessary to kill the doctor in order to save lives---the lives of unborn children he might have aborted.  This is to adapt the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Greater Good justification (we dropped the bombs to end the war to save American and Japanese lives, as many as a million and more) to the abortion issue...

My Real Beef with CPCs

If there was a large network of organizations that sought to support women during unplanned pregnancies and offer unbiased, fact-based options information, I'd be all for it. Unfortunately, such organizations don't exist.

Tiller Was No Baby Killer

The heroic efforts of Dr. Tiller were scary—even to vehemently pro-choice people—precisely because he made it possible for women to take control over their lives.