North Texas Planned Parenthood Hit With Pro-Life Movement Molotov Cocktail
An unidentified person threw a Molotov cocktail at a North Texas Planned Parenthood last night, apparently unaware that the clinic only provides preventative care.
By Andrew Belonsky
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Planned Parenthood of North Texas has some cleanup to do this morning after an unidentified assailant threw a Molotov cocktail at a McKinney clinic’s front door last night, shattering a window and scorching the clinic and its neighbors’ facades, the local Courier-Gazette reports.
Though Planned Parenthood clinics elsewhere in the nation clinics have been targeted with vandalism in the past, Planned Parenthood of North Texas spokeswoman, Holly Morgan, says this incident represents something new for them.
“We have not had this kind of violence at any of the other locations in the past,” she said. “I believe we’ve had some vandalism in the past but that was a decade or so ago. We have never had any kind of attack to this degree.” And that degree is of utter stupidity.
Sure, anti-abortion activists are well within their rights to fight the procedure, but using violence to make your point not only endangers people and properties, it also makes your movement look unhinged.
FOX News’ Dr. Ablow Wants Male Veto Over Reproductive Rights
By Hrafnkell Haraldsson
July 27, 2011
Writing in an opinion piece on FOXNews.com, Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, offers a new challenge to women’s reproductive rights: he argues that men should be allowed to veto abortions.
I believe that in those cases in which a man can make a credible claim that he is the father of a developing child in utero, in which he could be a proper custodian of that child, and in which he is willing to take full custody of that child upon its delivery, that the pregnant woman involved should not have the option to abort and should be civilly liable, and possibly criminally liable, for psychological suffering and wrongful death should she proceed to do so.
He does not bother to exclude cases of incest or rape, so apparently all that matters is that the man can claim he fertilized the egg. What Dr. Ablow is arguing for is a form of sexual slavery. I made that baby: I own your uterus and I own that embryo. In all ways that matter, until that baby is born, I own you!
I’d never seen such an ingenious case made for sexual slavery. Dr. Ablow, to put it bluntly, is a misogynist and he certainly fits in nicely at FOX News. Nobody in history has been better placed.
He claims that if the man is “fully willing to parent his child (independently, if necessary)” he should have full veto power over the woman’s reproductive rights. The man’s rights – unsurprisingly coming from a conservative on FOX News – trumps the woman’s.