The State Senate passed a bill yesterday that would expand the "buffer zone" around abortion clinics. That's the current law that denies free speech, and shields women troubled with problem pregnancies from the truth about the humanity of their developing baby.
A pro-life activist friend of mine once told me that she believes that one of the motivators of liberal anger and hatred, especially on the abortion issue, is unresolved guilt that the person carries over their own involvement in an abortion. That would apply to both the mother and father of the murdered baby. And when you think that 1/4 or so of all women in America have had an abortion, that would roughly coincide with the proportion of the population that is hysterically pro-abortion, and hysterically liberal. As long as abortion is said to be legal, their consciences are put to rest ... sort of.
Then throw in all the GLBT activists who are strong abortion proponents, for instance, openly homosexual State Rep. Carl Sciortino, who is a co-sponsor of the buffer zone expansion in the House. It's easy to understand their support for abortion, since their whole sexual existence is a denial of God's plan for human sexuality.
Amazing how this crowd can portray this as a "public safety initiative." The baby is not a part of the public that's being protected. And even that begs the question: Have you ever heard of a "patient" at an abortion clinic being assaulted by sidewalk counselors?
We have, however, heard of women (and their babies, of course) dying on the abortionist's table. (For more on that, see Operation Rescue Boston.)
Mass. Senate OK's expanded limits on abortion protesters (Boston Globe, 10-24-07)
A bill that would establish a 35-foot no-protest zone around clinics where abortions are performed won the support of the state Senate yesterday and now proceeds to the House, where at least 75 lawmakers have endorsed it.
The legislation would almost double the current 18-foot buffer zone and bar protesters from entering it. Currently, protesters may come within 6 feet of someone within the zone to provide counsel or share information, as long as the individual consents.
Supporters say the measure is a public safety initiative that would protect women from intimidation they may face from protesters and would make it easier to prosecute violators....