Regarding Tara Murtha’s recent column about anti-abortion activists Operation Rescue:
I’m very concerned about Operation Rescue coming to my city, and have been looking into what to do about it. Although I’d love to give them a taste of their own medicine—such as tormenting them by spreading slander, falsified allegations and their home addresses—that’s not what I’m talking about. What I am suggesting is contacting and working with organizations such as Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to make sure the doctors and patients have proper protection—legally as well as physically.
RICHARD NELSON via philadelphiaweekly.com
It’s important to note that Scott Roeder, who shot and killed Dr. George Tiller, was not a member, nor had any association with Operation Rescue. He did post on their website (as anyone could) that Dr. Tiller should be stopped. Also important to note is that Tiller was one of the few doctors who performed late-term abortions, something that is not supported by many on the pro-choice side either. I’m always confused when a woman carrying a child is murdered, why it becomes two counts of murder, but aborting a child isn’t murder at all. It will be interesting to see what tactics OR uses in Philadelphia, being in a larger city than they’ve protested in before.
SPEECHSCROLLS via philadelphiaweekly.com
Despicable. These folks need to re-read their bibles—and also our Constitution.
JOSH via philadelphiaweekly.com
Regarding Randy LoBasso’s recent article about a local blogger who accused the Council on American-Islamic Relations of being nothing but a bunch of terrorists:
Is it me or does this Aaron Proctor guy look like Jared Lee Loughner? This guy is trying (yet failing) desperately to be an amateur muckraker. By his writings, I’m sure he didn’t graduate college and is not gainfully employed. He should really concentrate on collecting those cans and bottles.
RICKY SLADE via philadelphiaweekly.com
Aaron Proctor was correct! CAIR is an Islamic terrorist front group. I will debate any person at any time on this issue—including CAIR.
KEVIN KELLY via philadelphiaweekly.com
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