Monday, January 25, 2010

Guess who I hung out with today?

On the positive side: two representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation, a representative from the National Abortion Federation, an old friend of Dr. Tiller's, and a clinic employee who lost her job in May.

On the negative side: David Leach (who edits his own Wikipedia page) and two little old ladies who sat with him, talking to the media about how Roeder was right. In the afternoon, Michael Bray made his much-anticipated arrival. Also making an appearance in front of the courthouse in handicap parking all day long: a van decked out with anti-abortion images with Illinois tags and Missionaries to the Pre-Born Iowa on the hood (the link is fun. Click it!) Totally pro-life.

Gone today were Regina Dinwiddie, her mother, Jennifer McCoy, Cathy Ramey, and "Texas".

We heard more evidence that Roeder planned this murder out. Unfortunately, DA Nola Foulston opened the door on the abortion conversation. But witness Keith Martin did a fair job responding back explaining the ELCA's social statement on abortion and that individuals are free to abide by it or not which was difficult for Mark Rudy to understand -- as I understand it, he's Catholic (which I was for most of my life) which doesn't really allow members to abide or not abide by statements made by the Church. Martin said that he had also been targeted by anti-choicers who sent letters to his house telling him he shouldn't teach Sunday school because of his church.

Randall Terry has told the press he'll be in Wichita tomorrow (Tuesday). Back when Sonya Sotomayor was up for confirmation, he swung through Wichita, holding a press conference at WHCS (he's barred from going near clinics, but since WHCS was closed by then, he could hang out there). A few of us locals managed to disrupt his press conference and what did appear on air included us loudly shouting in the background. He also tried to put his arm around me and hold my hand. I had to take a shower before telling the police. Last I heard, Don Spitz is due in town next week.

If you're in Wichita, please make sure to check out our twitter frequently so if any of these media whores/terrorists try something, you can come down and help us stop them.

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