When Does Murder Become Manslaughter?
When does a charge of murder get reduced to a charge of manslaughter? Possibly, when the murder victim is a doctor who does abortions.
Scott Roeder is on trial in Wichita KS for the murder of Dr. George Tiller on May 31, 2009. Roeder, an anti-abortion activist for many years well known around Kansas, admitted to authorities that he killed Dr. Tiller by barging into the church where George was ushering, and shooting him. George died immediately; Roeder fled, and was caught within a day. (read more at debra.worldcantwait.net)
Film: Abortion, Morality and the Liberation of Women
A 30-minute film, "Abortion, Morality and the Emancipation of Women" with Dr. Susan Wicklund, author of This Common Secret: My Journey as an Abortion Doctor and Sunsara Taylor, writer for Revolution newspaper, will soon be available for classroom use, on DVD and on Youtube. More details here.
Abortion Rights Speakers for High School and College Classes
ABORTION IS NOT MURDER. FETUSES ARE NOT BABIES. WOMEN ARE NOT INCUBATORS! A whole generation of women and men have been kept in the dark from these basic facts, and left disarmed in the face of this anti-women movement that will not stop nor find "common ground" with women's right to control the most basic of decisions affecting their lives. World Can't Wait has been working to bring the truth about abortion and women's rights to students with scientific and moral clarity, answering the hard questions, and motivating students to stand up at this crucial moment. Click here to learn how you can join in and participate, too!
This past week, Cat Givens, an activist from Akron who also traveled to Omaha to defend Dr. Carhart this past summer, was invited to speak at a Cleveland high school classroom. Read the report.
Update on Petition for Dr. Carhart
World Can't Wait launched a petition in support of Dr. LeRoy Carhart in late December 2009 reading, in part, "Dr. LeRoy Carhart is a dedicated, caring abortion provider with decades of practice providing medical care to women in need of abortion. After the assassination of his colleague Dr. George Tiller this past spring, he has taken up the cause to 'Trust Women' and continued his practice in the face of threats both violent and legal. He is the sort of courageous, principled person who we as a society should support, honor and respect."
Update! 1,249 signatures were delivered to the Attorney General on December 21st. Read the press release here. We are still collecting signatures and messages for future use, though, so keep telling your friends about it.
Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait