From: Subject: Date: April 21, 2005 3:53:51 PM CDT Hankblog

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Scary world

Amanda from Mouse Words had this post up at her place and where she's guest hosting at Pandagon. She links to this story from a blogger in Chicago and the experience she had going to Planned Parenthood.

The fact that these places need so much security scares the living crap out of me. You frequently hear people bitch about how it isn't safe to walk the streets anymore. How things have gotten more dangerous out in the world. You never hear them talk about how it's gotten deadly to get a medical procedure done that IS LEGAL. I'm not trying to pick a fight on the abortion issue, though I will make no bones about my pro choice position personally. But the fact of the matter is, the law allows these procedures to take place. No one should have to fear for their life for choosing to have a procedure done, nor as a doctor be afraid to perform it out of concern that some nutjob is going to blow them away for it. If it were any other practice that is legal within this world, there'd be outrage from every rooftop about this sort of thing.

What a world we live in.