Aug 6, 2012
commented on President Obama Signs Law Targeting Westboro Baptist Church Protests at Military Funerals
We, like a number of other cities, have buffer zone legislation that forbids any protesting within a certain number of feet of our women's clinics. Time, place, and manner are long-established limitations on free speech.
Having said that, I don't think this is the way to go with WBC. They have to see that they are not intimidating or convincing anyone, and people showing up to shield mourners is a perfect way to do that.
Oct 13, 2011
commented on The American Talibamish
It's a nasty story. The attackers have done this a number of times and usually know the victims intimately.
Naming your kid Johnny Mullet is just asking for trouble.
Oct 4, 2011
commented on SL Letter of the Day: Time to Choose
I echo what others have said-you sound like a strong and determined woman and a loving and responsible mother to your 3 kids. Whatever you choose will be the right choice.
I write to tell you that I have seen lots of women coming for abortions during the 20 years I've volunteered as a clinic escort. When they get to the clinic, some are sad, some frightened, some indifferent, some confident. But no matter what, they will find an understanding ear in the clinic and someone who can help you talk through your situation. No one will make you do anything you don't want to do. Good clinics support their patients whatever their decision is because they trust women. Planned Parenthood or a reputable independent will take good care of you. I trust women too, and support you and all women faced with this decision.