This was an extremely refreshing change of pace from the usual stories we hear about abortion providers being harassed, bullied and threatened by these so-called "pro-life" groups who are always terribly concerned about inserting themselves into women's reproductive health and the rights of the unborn, but not so terribly concerned about what happens to any child after they're born. After that, you're on your own and you'd better be ready to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.
Rachel Maddow talked to Voice of Choice's Todd Stave about how he was pushing back at the harassment he received for just being a landlord to an abortion provider.
You can read more about his group here -- http://www.vochoice.org/.
And here's more on what he was putting up with from these anti-abortion protesters -- Anti-abortion protesters target clinic’s landlord outside child’s Md. school.
I'm really glad to finally see someone doing some networking to push back at the harrassment and intimidation that those who support a woman's right to make her own choices with her reproductive rights has had to put up with and with the tactics they've decided to use working, like calling the individuals and emailing those who are doing the harassing in response to their intimidation instead of just ignoring them.
I hope everyone who is as sick of watching those who are still willing to risk their lives and their well being and who are as tired of this harrassment as I am stands with Stave's group and helps them in this effort to push back at those who are doing the harassing and helps to put a stop to this behavior. It seems they don't like it so much when it's them who are receiving end of the phone calls and being called out for their harrassment and their views on abortion.
They're apparently much more comfortable harassing someone when no one knows who they are and can remain anonymous with their threats. I just hope if his movement catches on nation wide it might help to finally lessen the intimidation and threats abortion providers are putting up with week after week and day after day. It's long overdue for that harrassment to stop.
Maddow' interview with Todd Stave below the fold.