Skip to comments.Identifying Abortion Doctors, Staff, Patients Online May Soon be Prohibited: California
Posted on 07/08/2006 11:29:17 AM PDT by wagglebee
CALIFORNIA, July 7, 2006 (LifeSiteNews.com) A bill that would make it illegal to post information about abortion practitioners online may soon become law in California, the St. Helena Star reported yesterday.
AB 2251, brought forward by Democrat representative Noreen Evans, would ban any online posting, sale, trade or solicitation of the personal information of abortionists, abortion clinic staff and volunteers, and patients of abortion clinics. Addresses, telephone numbers and pictures would be considered protected information.
Web sites are used by militant anti-abortion activists to publicize personal information about reproductive healthcare service providers and patients in order to threaten or incite violence against them, Evans said in a statement. This bill gives women and their physicians a powerful tool against these Web sites.
The bill specifies that the display of information would be prohibited if it intentionally incited a third person to cause imminent great bodily harm to the person identified, or if it would constitute a threat to the person, or place them in objectively reasonable fear for his or her safety.
Although the legislation is directed against abortion opponents who resort to violence, some are concerned that the bill has the potential to severely limit freedom of speech rights. Pro-life groups have at times identified doctors who commit abortions so as to allow pro-life women the option of avoiding them as ob-gyns.
The bill has passed the Senate Judiciary Committee and will be voted on by the Senate.
Abortion-provider Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California and NARAL have supported the bill, as have the California Medical Association, the California Nurses Association and the National Organization for Women of California.
It goes, does it not to the nature of the advise one can expect from the physicians? An abortionist will have fewer qualms about recommanding an abortion in certain cases, such as after a test reveals a possible abnormality in the developing child. Sorry, but a trained killer always has fewer qualms about such matters.
Such a prior restraint looks constitutionally dubious.
And that's how you'll choose your doctor anyway - most probably based on the word-of-mouth recommendation from his/her past patients. Since there are the Eric Rudolfs, the state has legitimate interest in not making their job any easier.
What would you think of a physician rating service? Rates allergists, cardiologists, internists, abortionists...
Shouldn't women have the right to go to a good abortionist?
Just ask your doctor.
But most hospitals perform abortions and most OB-Gyns perform them as well. Just ask.
Please FreepMail me if you want on or off my Pro-Life Ping List.
The attack on life doesn't begin in the womb. It begins in the minds of people.
Remember, you can easily set up a web site on a host outside of the US, in a jurisdiction that protects the free expression of political ideas. (A jurisdiction more free than than land of the used-to-be-free.)
just google "offshore web hosting anonymous"
Nobody is preventing anyone by force. Women should just ask their doctors the question.
But there are a lot of nut jobs (as we have seen) who want to kill doctors who perform legal abortions. I don't know why anyone would want that info published.
I rather doubt that abortionists do ER rotations: in all these years I've never heard of one. But just for the sake of argument: yes, I'd ask for another doctor if I was able to think and speak at all. And if I couldn't get anyone but this abortionist, I'd take it as a sign that God intended me to preach the Word to the death-dealing son of a bitch.
The wicked do their work in the dark and hide from the light.
Oh, that's blast from the past.
Have there been cases of abortions forcibly or fraudulently performed on "pro-life women"? If not, then the rationale behind the bill passes the smell test.
There are two issues here. First, some people simply don't want their money going to a baby killer. Second, in the whole birth business, there are often times when important decisions need to be made and patients don't want advice coming from someone who kills for money. (doctors should be biased in favor of life and procreation)
What's wrong with just asking? Why does it have to be published for the use of wackos?
Anyone who wants to murder an abortionist can easily find one in the phone book. Do you think that abortionists' offices should be unlisted?
In my Tri-Cities area of 100,000+ population there is only one group practice and one individual identified as having done abortions under state or CDC reporting requirements. Most Ob/gyns do NOT do abortions. At least not around here.
Ask your doctor ... you'll find out that most do. And almost all hospitals do.
But it's okay to publish the names and addresses of voters who sign petitions to make marriage an institution only between one man and one woman.
Or exercise their Constitutional right to own a weapon to protect themselves.
Actually, there are not a lot of nut jobs who want to kill abortionists. There have been 25 attempts since 1991(see http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_viol.htm). Since James Kopp was responsible for probably 5 of these attempts, and Eric Rudolph for at least two of them, that means that less than one person per year has tried to kill an abortionist in the past 15 years.
By way of contrast, there are about 2,000 abortionists in the United States. (http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3634/is_199811/ai_n8815506 ).
Thus the nut jobs who kill babies outnumber the nut jobs who kill abortionists, by 2,000 to 1.
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