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Secondary Effects: They're Not Just For Porn Anymore!


From the "Give 'em an inch and they'll take a mile" file:

Maybe you heard about that Planned Parenthood clinic in Aurora, Ill. that was having so much trouble getting open, mostly because they applied for their operating permit under a corporate name that didn't include the words "Planned Parenthood" because they knew, if the fundies got wind of a Planned Parenthood clinic being built, the sheeple would be down at the site in force, picketing, blocking supply trucks and harassing workers both at the site and at their homes ... as these people have done numerous times before.

Well, despite the efforts of some "right-thinking" politicians, the clinic opened anyway ... and now some dimwit from Operation Rescue is claiming that the clinic is causing ... SECONDARY EFFECTS!!!

From an article on the American Family Assn.'s OneNewsNow (formerly AgapePress News Summary) website: 

Cheryl Sullenger with Operation Rescue says abortion clinics bring a host of problems -- and the community of Aurora, she believes, is making a bad mistake by allowing one to open locally. "We've see all kinds of really bad things happen at abortion clinics," she shares. "We know that abortion, of course, tragically takes the life of an innocent human being. But it also destroys families, it destroys relationships; it causes untold heartache to all the people surrounding the woman who has the abortion."

Sullenger says abortion clinics also bring crime, such as drug use and domestic violence committed in parking lots. "So when you have an abortion clinic come into the community, you bring with it a whole bunch of societal problems. But the community is the one that's going to have to foot the bill to address [those problems] -- either through law enforcement, the judicial system, or ... social services," states Sullenger.

"Drug use and domestic violence ... in the parking lots"! Now, what other businesses have I heard cause those things?

Oh, yeah!

So I guess it's just a matter of time before some theocon politician tries to apply City of Renton v. Playtime Theaters to women's clinics ...
 







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