“Safe -and-legal” San Francisco abortion supporters today announced they’ll be mailing hangers to the “20 formerly pro-choice Democrats ” who voted for the pro-life Stupak amendment to the Pelosi health bill. Abortion-by-hangers was all that Kansas abortion lobbyist Julie Burkhart could babble about when the media asked her (in April 2004) why she wasn’t outraged about women in the rat-and-rodent-infested Krishna Rajanna clinic.
Kansans for Life organized legislators to demand the state medical board investigate that clinic, exposed more safety violations at the Kansas City-suburb-Planned Parenthood clinic, and initiated a grand jury to investigate the death by infection of a healthy teen at Tiller’s clinic.
The irony remains that certain self-described feminists who wave hangers signifying concerns about “safe abortion,” are never outraged at unsafe clinics.
Burkhart directed ProKanDo, the PAC begun by George Tiller to put Kathleen Sebelius in power. When the Kansas medical board began quietly revoking Tiller’s medical license last December, Burkhart moved to Missouri to join SEIU and ACORN folks as head of their Pro-Vote coalition.
As Burkhart and other “progressive” groups fight to reinstate tax-funded abortion in federal health reform proposals, expect more hangers.