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THEIST_WATCH Msg : 73 Written : 08/11/94 06:16pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Life! What a beautiful choice Life, What a Beautiful Choice! You have all seen those ads, sponsored by the DeMoss Foundation, on television. Did you ever wonder who ordered them, how, and why? It was Arthur S. DeMoss who put together the DeMoss Foundation in 1955. He is an evangelical Christian insurance executive. Finally, he is being challenged. New York City's WNBC and WNYW have now refused to run the ads. And Mad Dogs and Englishmen, which is a New York City ad agency, has donated its services to the New York State National Abortion Rights Activism League (NARAL) to run competing ads. The tag line on those ads will be: "Choice, What a Beautiful Life!" THEIST_WATCH Msg : 86 Written : 08/25/94 07:03pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Barbara Bush Pro-Choice Barbara Bush Pro-Choice In an interview with Barbara Walters to be aired on September 9, Barbara Bush admitted publicly that she is pro- choice. Further, she feels that the issue of abortion should not be part of the Republican platform. According to a Reuter wire report, Mrs. Bush says that her position "comes as no surprise to George Bush." THEIST_WATCH Msg : 87 Written : 08/25/94 07:04pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : Operation Rescue "Chilled" Operation Rescue Feels Chilled Here's some irony in the news. On Wednesday, August 17, Operation Rescue demanded a meeting with Attorney General Janet Reno. Why? It seems that the use of U.S. marshals to guard a dozen abortion clinics is "chilling" and an "overreaction" to murders outside abortion clinics. THEIST_WATCH Msg : 115 Written : 10/06/94 06:46pm From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : To : ALL Subj : "Bricks and Mortar Don't Bleed" OPERATION RESCUE REACTION TO CONVICTION OF KILLER Paul Hill, the convicted killer of an abortion doctor in Florida, wasn't allowed to use the "necessary defense" argument in his trial. And that disturbs some abortion opponents. John Burt, a regional coordinator for Operation Rescue, noted that he would like to see the defense be allowed for "lesser" forms of violence against clinics, such as bombings and arson. In his words, "Bricks and mortar don't bleed." * WCE 2.0/[NR-1167] * Dial-THE-Atheist (512) 458-5731 THEIST_WATCH Msg : 118 Written : 10/07/94 01:23am From : BRIAN KOLACY Status : Rep To : ALL Subj : "Bricks and Mortar Don't Bleed" (On 10-06-94 ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR replied to ALL ) RM> OPERATION RESCUE REACTION TO CONVICTION OF KILLER RM> Paul Hill, the convicted He hasn't been convicted yet, has he? I think he was convicted of violating the new non-interference law, but not of murder...yet (I stress the "yet" part) RM>killer of an abortion doctor in RM>Florida, wasn't allowed to use the "necessary defense" argument RM>in his trial. And that disturbs some abortion opponents. John RM>Burt, a regional coordinator for Operation Rescue, noted that he RM>would like to see the defense be allowed for "lesser" forms of RM>violence against clinics, such as bombings and arson. In his RM>words, "Bricks and mortar don't bleed." RM> * WCE 2.0/[NR-1167] * Dial-THE-Atheist (512) 458-5731 Cheers! Brian C. Kolacy --- * CmpQwk 1.40m #9044 * "Crow, kill him! Kill him!" -- Tom Servo THEIST_WATCH Msg : 119 Written : 10/07/94 09:19am From : ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR Status : Rcd RcA To : BRIAN KOLACY Subj : "Bricks and Mortar Don't Hello Brian! In a message to All <10/07/94> Brian Kolacy wrote: BK> (On 10-06-94 ROBIN MURRAY-O'HAIR replied to ALL ) BK> RM> OPERATION RESCUE REACTION TO CONVICTION OF KILLER BK> RM> Paul Hill, the convicted BK> He hasn't been convicted yet, has he? I think he was convicted of BK> violating the new non-interference law, but not of murder...yet (I BK> stress the "yet" part) First, I am amazed, yes, amazed, that someone realized that this conference was no longer a "read only" conference. Congratulations, Brian! You should win a prize for this. I stand corrected. He is not yet a convicted murderer; he is merely a convicted interferer. Still, I find the Operation Rescue guy's attitude frightening . . . he is serving notice that OR does intend to encourage arsons and bombings. --Robin Murray-O'Hair, Sysop, American Atheists Online * WCE 2.0/[NR-1167] * Keep Church and State SEPARATE! THEIST_WATCH Msg : 141 Written : 10/24/94 04:30pm From : RANDY EDWARDS Status : To : ALL Subj : CHOICE-NET 10/15/94 NOTE: This message was originally in conference "Alternative News (Fido)" and was copied here by Robin Murray-o'hair. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CHOICE-NET REPORT For Week ending October 15, 1994 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CHOICE-NET REPORT is a weekly update on reproductive rights issues distributed through email, Women's Wire, gopher.WELL.com, Usenet groups alt.activism, talk.abortion, soc.women, and other Internet channels. Please reprint, distribute and TAKE ACTION. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx REPUBLICAN CONTRACT ON AMERICA On September 27, Newt Gingrich brought 300 House Republicans and challengers together on the Capitol steps to announce the signing of a "Contract With America." Hidden in among the promises for term limits, line-item veto, balanced-budget amendment and increased military spending is a section on "personal responsibility" which states that "no funds may be used for abortion services or abortion counseling." This language is frighteningly close to the Reagan/Bush era gag rule which forbid doctors, who worked in settings that received Title X family program funds, from providing ANY information about abortion to their clients. The gag rule was overturned by Bill Clinton in his first month in office. In essence, this Act would gag physicians and other health care professionals by prohibiting them from providing women with vital information regarding their complete range of options for dealing with an unintended pregnancy. This is a blatant violation of the doctor/patient relationship. It would also force service providers to choose between breaching professional ethics by withholding information, or breaking the law and losing desperately needed funds. Mainstream medical organizations such as the American Medical Association, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Nurses Association have opposed the Gag Rule. Republican candidates who signed the Contract for America are now being faced with the decision of retracting their support for the contract or losing the support of pro-choice groups. Stay tuned to see what they do. (source: NARAL, Planned Parenthood, AP) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx CALIFORNIA CLINICS BURNED On October 9 at 3:30 a.m. the Chico Planned Parenthood clinic was the target of an arson attack. Approximately one hour later the Redding Feminist Women's Health Center experienced a similar attack. The Chico Planned Parenthood clinic has sustained over $100,000 in structural damages, combined with the lot revenues while they rebuild, their total losses are estimated at $250,000. They will reopen Monday, October 17, at an interim location in Chico where they will provide most of their current services. They are still searching for a site to provide abortion services, but in the meantime they are referring clients to other providers in the area. The Redding Feminist Women's Health Center had an automatic sprinkler system which limited damages. That sprinkler system was the result of local and statewide coalition fundraising efforts, including help from CARAL, and they want everyone to know that it probably saved the clinic from burning down. Initial damage estimate is $4,000. They have a $5,000 deductible and were already in a financial crunch so they need donations to cover this. The Chico police department called the Redding police department when the Chico fire was discovered in Chico. The Redding police said they were too busy to look into it. This morning they issued a statement saying that was a mistake and they should have gone to the clinic. I they had, they would have almost certainly caught the arsonist. The FBI, BATF (Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms) and U.S. Attorney's office have all started investigations and are on the scene. A $100,000 reward has been posted by the BATF, the National Abortion Federation and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, for the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for this act of terrorism. Anyone with information is urged to contact BATF at 1-800-ATF-4867. Please write and request protection. Write to: David Orsay Threat Analysis Coordinator 650 Capital Mall, Room 1020 Sacramento, CA 95814 Request Protection for: Redding Feminist Women's Health Center 1901 Victor Avenue Redding, CA 96002 Donations can be sent to: Chico Planned Parenthood 556 Vallombrosa Chico, CA 95926 and Redding Feminist Women's Health Center 1901 Victor Ave. Redding, CA 96002 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx MONTANA CLINIC BURNED On Tuesday, October 10 at 3 o'clock in the morning, an anti- abortion terrorist torched the clinic of Dr. James Armstrong of Kalispell, Montana. Damage estimates are unavailable. Dr. Armstrong is one of only two abortion providers in this large, mostly rural state. Montana's other abortion provider, Dr. Susan Wicklund, for years has been a target of anti-abortion terrorists and stalkers. Dr. Wicklund's harassment by the Lambs of Christ, was profiled by CBS newsmagazine, "60 Minutes," in 1992. Their threats and harassment, which included stalking her daughter at school, were so extreme that Dr. Wicklund has armed herself and hired bodyguards for protection. (source: Tom Burghardt, BACORR) xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Information Sources: California Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League-North, Alan Guttmacher Institute, Reproductive Freedom News, Voters for Choice, Culture Watch, Political Woman, various Congresspersons, various newspapers, C-Span, CNN, Reuters, AP, and UPI. 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