it attracts noisy, violent, disruptive nutbars.
Now, anti-abortion groups in the state have come up with a new argument for closing South Wind Women’s Center: They’re claiming it’s a disruption to the community because it attracts too much noise. On Tuesday, several anti-choice groups submitted a petition asking city officials to rezone the area as “non business” so South Wind isn’t allowed to perform abortions anymore.Or, as Wonkette puts it:
According to the Wichita Eagle, abortion opponents are citing several reasons that the clinic shouldn’t be allowed to operate in the community: several gun incidents that occurred when Tiller practiced there, the lack of communication between the clinic’s security staff and the anti-abortion activists to “defuse violence” before it occurs, the level of “antagonism” between the the clinic’s escorts and the anti-choice protesters, and the fact that it may be “inappropriate” for school children to see graphic signs and protests affiliated with the clinic.
Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs Want Abortion Clinic Shut Down To Keep Away Gun-Toting ‘Pro-life’ Thugs
ADDED: Wait. It gets better (or worse, depending on your insanity level).
Mark Gietzen, chairman of the Kansas Coalition for Life, said in a recent news release that the threat of shootings at South Wind Women's Center in Wichita was enhanced by the Republican-led Legislature's adoption of conceal-and-carry law expanding ways for people to take concealed handguns into public, The Topeka Capital-Journal reported (http://bit.ly/19k28Xs ).So, is he's threatening 'continuous fire'?
Gietzen said an influx of advocates with concealed guns around the new Wichita clinic meant homes would "continuously be in the line of fire." Both Kansans for Life and Operation Rescue decried the remarks.
Seems so. But just like 'provocatively' dressed rape victims, clinic escorts are PROVOKING violence.
"With the new conceal-carry laws enacted since the closure of the Tiller abortion facility, the number of armed people present on site will likely be higher — not lower," Gietzen said. "South Wind escorts antagonize and provocatively taunt the pro-life volunteers on the site in ways that make serious violence more likely."