January 22, 1995
One of our readers sent a
post about women in San Antonio selling blood to feed their families. Would
you repost? And Aaron Podolefsky, your post about the WEB and the House
of Representatives got lost. Please resend. (What happened was I was cleaning
out files and ... oh, it was SO stupid.) And any others who have sent things
that haven't appeared, would you repost?
Many are incensed about the
inaction of the Secret Service, the FBI, and the news media about the threats
to the president and members of the U.S. Supreme Court made by Roy McMillan,
an anti- freedom-for-women radical who once picketed the Southern Baptists
for being too liberal.
The threats were made in a taping for the "TV
Nation" special that ran last December and which NBC "declined"
to broadcast. It *was* broadcast in Britain.
It was all very hushed up until "TV Nation"
producer/filmmaker Michael Moore blew the whistle last week... and the
Secret Service immediately moved into slow-molasses-on-a-winter's-night-gear
to see if there were prosecutable threats.
The SS and the FBI - as well as NBC - need to hear
from you especially after a friend of McMillan's, one Paul Hill, went on
Miami TV and said that he wishes other would kill abortion clinic doctors
and staff members. "I hope my example will result in saving many,
many lives," Hill said. (See article below about the hit list that
is being circulated.)
McMillan - a familiar face around Jackson, Mississippi,
women's clinics when I was there - was asked if he thought it would be
justifiable homicide to execute the president. He answered "I think
he's probably in harm's way by acknowledging and endorsing the killing
(abortion)... It would probably be to me more justifiable to assassinate
the Supreme Court judges."
Moore said it was a federal offense to say that the
president should be killed and has said he thinks McMillan would have been
arrested had the segment aired in the U.S. It also might have warned people
of the coming danger when only a few days later, a gunman killed two and
wounded five in a three women's clinic spree in two states.
Dateline turned down the McMillan piece saying it
When did censorship/cover-up of the religious right
officially take over from investigative journalism??? Write to the following
Nightly News email@example.com
Please send us any other
news agency email addresses so we can keep everyone posted and activated.
If anyone thinks there isn't
a conspiracy of violence out there against those who favor a woman's right
to choose then you ain't paying attention.
On the anniversary of Roe v Wade, the American
Coalition of Life Activists (another one of those made-up names to keep
IRS from finding out where all the money is coming and going) released
the names of 12 doctors who perform abortions, calling them the Deadly
Two doctors have already been murdered (and maybe
a third) after anti-abortion groups passed out "wanted" posters
on them. A third doctor was killed in what was made to look like a bungled
robbery although nothing was taken from him.
Sixty-seven percent of all women's clinics in the
U.S. have experienced violence from the anti-freedom-for-women forces,
ranging from murder, shootings, acid attacks, arsons, and bombings to rock
throwing and the blocking of access.
To us the intent of the lists are obvious even though
the anti- freedom people claim they are only calling for prayers (oh, sure!)
They are, in truth, inciting emotionally unbalanced people like Salvi and
Hill to kill and others to bomb, burn, and injure...and they know it.
PLEASE, remember to NEVER use "pro-life"
to describe those people. That "pro-life" term doesn't describe
them. They developed it with the help of high-priced public relations people
($25 million paid by the Roman Catholic Bishops for anti-abortion and anti-freedom
programs) in order to sawy people - to hell with the truth. At best call
them anti-abortion, at worst, anti-freedom-for-women because they also
oppose ALL forms of birth control (or equal wages, etc.)
An untold story - Twenty-five
years ago this month the Women's Alliance study group at First Unitarian
Church in Dallas chose as its monthly topic - abortion.
"And the more they learned, the madder they got,"
said a member of the Greater Dallas Coalition for Reproductive Freedom
which are honoring Rona Mears, Ellen Kalina Lewis, Doris Middleton, Mary
Lou Hoffman, and Pat White Judd for beginning it all.
The group quickly expanded to involve women all over
Dallas and became the Dallas Committee for the Study of Abortion, then
Texans for Motherhood by Choice, Texas Citizens for Abortion Education,
and finally, the Texas Abortion Rights Action League.
In an article for the Dallas Morning News, January
20, 1995, by Gayle Reaves, Rona Mears who was inspired to become an attorney
because of the abortion rights battles said "what we were thinking
about was botched abortions. Now, it's whether women can get through the
front door of the clinic without being shot. It's amazing to me so many
year later than we are still concerned about the safety of choice."
After meeting with Roe attorney Linda Coffee to discuss
the upcoming challenge to anti-abortion laws, Jane Rose (Norma McCorvey)
was brought to the abortion rights meeting to explain the problem. The
group soon signed the amicus brief submitted to the Supreme Court in the
The Roe v Wade decision issued January 22,
1973 pronounced abortion legal in the U.S. and just an importantly stated
that a fetus is NOT a human being and does not have U.S. constitutional
protection. (This decision that states a fetus is not a human being is
the basis for the expensive campaign to brainwash people into accepting
this "unborn" child routine, because if the fetus can be ruled
a living person, then its rights are equal, and thus effectively supercedes
that of the woman because the fetus cannot live without using the woman.
Remember, not a single religion has had funerals for
fetuses in more than 4,500 years of recorded history and this "unborn
child" was coined as part of the expensive public relations brainstorming
paid for by the American Catholic Bishops.)
American women spend more
time ALONE with their children than the women of any other country in the
world according to a recent survey for the International Association for
the Evaluation of Educational Achievement.
Mothers of four-year-olds surveyed in the 60 countries
belonging to the association showed American four-year-old toddlers spend
almost 11 hours of their waking day with their mothers ALONE while the
next closest, German and Nigerian toddlers spend ten hours a days alone
with their mothers.
In nations such as Belgium, mothers spend less than
half the time, 5.2 hours per day with their children. As for being cared
for by a two-parent family, only in Hong Kong do TWO parents spend less
time with their children than Americans - 0.8 hours as opposed to 0.9 hours
in the U.S.A. German children are with their two parents almost two hours
So much for American women being independent...
In New Jersey a 45-year-old
father will stand trial for taking more than one hundred photos of his
naked 6-year-old daughter for use in an art class. The father claimed they
were for art, not pornography...
A recent survey by the West Virginia Women's Commission
said West Virginia women working full-time earn 42% of what a man makes
in the state, which is about 13% less than what women make throughout the
A program to give battered women cellular phones for
use in emergencies is going forward on a trial basis in Nebraska. The phone
would have only one button which would connect to the police station.
Sandy Grady of the Philadelphia
Daily News wrote a column recently that has this great stuff in it:
"Who said the following?
"'He's the most corrupt speaker in the 20th
century." "'I'll just keep pounding and pounding on his ethics
until the media takes it up.' "'We have overwhelming evidence he's
a genuinely bad man ... There's his money-laundering book deal ... He's
a genuinely corrupt man....' "'He's so consumed with power, he's like
"These were Newt Gingrich's mean-spirited
brickbats heaved at Jim Wright when Mr. Gingrich was on a no-holds-barred
crusade to topple Mr. Wright as House speaker...
"...Mr. Wright resigned in 1989, haunted by a
$12,000 book deal and other penny-ante shenanigans... (Gingrich did a multi-million
dollar deal and never got more than a wrist slap.)
"Asked how he felt about Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Wright
snapped, 'The way a fire hydrant feels about a dog.'
"Mr. Gingrich is clearly unhappy about the role
of fire hydrant. Six years after Mr. Gingrich chased Mr. Wright back to
Fort Worth, we are seeing hints that Mr. Gingrich is a bully who can dish
it out be isn't thrilled about taking it."
-- It has turned out that Gingrich's meeting with
tycoon Rupert Murdoch (which, of course had nothing to do with the $4.5
million book deal Gingrich was going to get) on November 29, 1994 (after
the Republican majority was known) was also attended by Mr. Murdoch's top
lobbyist. Congress is being asked to waive the rule against foreigners
owning American television stations which would enable Murdock to extend
his multi-media empire and which we could assume would favor Mr. Gingrich
and his opinions.
Democratic whip David Bonior is leading the charge
against Gingrich whose antics makes anything Jim Wright did look like a
four- year-old lemonade stand operator against Microsoft. Remember (when
the RR-pointed-heads start complaining about the mud-slinging in Congress)
that the Grinch started it - or does it only count as mud- slinging when
Newt or a republican is the fire-hydrant?
By the way, President Clinton's
"approval" rating is up to 47% after the multi-million dollar
campaign to discredit him... Why don't you send the guy a thank you and
help him withstand the mean-spirited attacks against him and the liberal
programs ... one of the programs the Republicans want to do away with is
the Violence Against Women part of the Crime bill which includes education
of judges to be taught the truths about violence in the home...that when
a man bashes in a woman's face with a baseball bat it's just as wrong as
bashing in a stranger's face. Most states would treat the mayhem against
a wife as a misdeamenor while if it is committed against a stranger, a
Email Clinton - firstname.lastname@example.org.
I saw him in person a couple of weeks ago (along with
some 800 other people) and we all came away knowing that any messages of
encouragement are most appreciated.