Kudos to the New York Times

2 06 2009

An editorial appeared today in the New York Times that appropriately and accurately described the murder of Dr. Tiller as “a reprehensible act of domestic terrorism directed toward the dwindling cadre of physicians who risk their safety to perform legal medical procedures.”

It also addresses the sustained harassment and violence that abortion clinics and abortion providers routinely experienced and still experience today and says (Bold emphasis mine):

Attorney General Eric Holder says the United States Marshal Service will begin protecting certain abortion clinics and doctors. Mr. Holder should consider taking the additional step of revitalizing the National Task Force on Violence against Health Care Providers that former Attorney General Janet Reno established during the Clinton years. There must be a sustained focus by federal and state officials to prevent further acts of violence and intimidation. If it turns out that additional laws are needed, Congress should take action.

The editorial also uses the label “anti-choice” instead of “pro-life”.  Again, kudos to the NY Times for featuring this!



2 responses

2 06 2009

if you do a little digging, you can find some great articles in the new york times. i highly recommend Nicholas D Kristof’s columns, his blog, On the Ground, and his video playlist. he tells the real stories.

On the Ground-> http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/
Video playlist-> http://video.nytimes.com/video/playlist/opinion/nicholas-d-kristof/1194811622305/index.html

3 06 2009

Thanks for sharing the links! And, I absolutely agree with you about Nicholas D Kristof’s writing.

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