Two planned Parenthood clinics were attacked by anti-choice terrorists on Christmas day. Kinda makes the supposed “War on Christmas” look a bit silly, no?
A rash of attacks on abortion and family planning clinics has struck Albuquerque this month, the first such violence there in nearly a decade.
Two attacks occurred early Tuesday at two buildings belonging to Planned Parenthood of New Mexico, according to Albuquerque police and fire officials. An arson fire damaged a surgery center the organization uses for abortions, and the windows of a Planned Parenthood family planning clinic 12 blocks away were smashed, the officials said.
Neither building sustained significant damage, and activities at both of them resumed Wednesday, a spokeswoman said.
The attacks came just weeks after the Albuquerque clinic run by a nationally known abortion provider, Dr. Curtis Boyd, was destroyed by arsonists on Dec. 6.
And of course “pro-lifers” condemn the attacks in the strongest terms, right? Well…
[Dauneen Dolce, executive director of the Right to Life Committee of New Mexico] said: “We never encourage violence of any nature. After all, there’s enough violence going on in these clinics.”
I’m sure that the constant anti-choice rallying point that evil abortionists are killing babies and must be stopped has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that abortion clinics are routinely attacked by anti-choice nuts who claim they’re saving babies. And what does the biggest anti-choice “news” site on the web say?
That abortion business is run by Curtis Boyd, who has done abortions in New Mexico since 1972 and was involved in establishing the National Abortion Federation, a national trade group for abortion businesses.
Boyd’s wife, Glenna Halvorson-Boyd has served on NAF’s Board of directors and as the organization’s president for two years during the mid-1980s.
The abortion center does both surgical abortions and distributes the dangerous abortion drug RU 486 (mifepristone) that has killed thirteen women worldwide and injured more than 1,100 in the United States alone.
Women pay anywhere from $425 to $1,895 for an abortion depending on how far along the baby is in the pregnancy.
Abortion practitioner Bruce Ferguson runs an abortion center in the same office building as Boyd.
Despite the fact that no one from the pro-life community has been implicated in the fire, Planned Parenthood’s national president is blaming pro-life advocates for causing it.
They’re right: Cecile Richards has absolutely no reason to think that anti-choicers might be behind the repeated attacks on New Mexico clinics. And the incendiary language that anti-choicers use — talking about “how far along the baby is in the pregnancy,” “the dangerous abortion drug,” etc — does not at all send the message that anti-choice foot soldiers should take action.
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