San Francisco afraid to enforce buffer zone ordinance, Planned Parenthood ticked

Planned Parenthood abortion clinic angry San Francisco won't enforce buffer zone law against pro-life activists

In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s June 26 decision striking down Massachusetts’ 35-foot buffer zone law, the City of San Francisco has become squishy about enforcing its buffer zone ordinance, ticking off Planned Parenthood in the process.

San Francisco’s ordinance, which bans abortion opponents from entering a 25-foot line of demarcation around abortion clinics, is “virtually identical” to Massachusetts’ now voided law, minus 10 feet.

Now, San Francisco pro-life activists are allegedly feeling their oats and defying the ordinance by crossing the line.

Meanwhile, city attorneys are rightfully worried that enforcing the ordinance will draw pro-life ire and a lawsuit.

So they’ve chosen instead to withstand pro-abortion ire by ignoring the pro-life provocateurs, which has resulted in a letter of complaint from Planned Parenthood. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, July 27:Buffer zone around Planned Parenthood abortion clinic in San Francisco

Planned Parenthood executives say San Francisco police and the city attorney aren’t doing enough to protect patients and staff from “harassment and intimidation” at the organization’s health center on Valencia Street [pictured above right].

“Each week, as the harassment and intimidation escalate… the city’s ordinances are violated ever more flagrantly,” Planned Parenthood’s Bay Area chapter leader, Heather Saunders Estes,wrote in a July 22 letter to City Attorney Dennis Herrera.

And when center staffers call police, they are told that “there is nothing they can do,” Saunders Estes wrote….

The protesters now ignore San Francisco’s 25-foot buffer zone as they pass out literature, and film staffers and patients entering the building, clinic reps complain.

While other California cities “have come out in strong defense of their ordinances,” Saunders Estes told Herrera, “your office continues to dither.”

In response, Herrera said his office shares “some of the understandable bitterness and disappointment” over the Supreme Court ruling and is working with legal experts elsewhere to figure out how to respond.

The real fear, according to insiders, is that defending San Francisco’s 25-foot zone could invite a suit by antiabortion activists – which could leave the city on the hook for big legal expenses if they win.

Add San Francisco buffer zone ditherers to those in Portland, Maine, Burlington, Vermont, and Madison, Wisconsin, who have all stopped enforcing their ordinances.

Likewise, New Hampshire’s new 25-foot buffer zone law has been blocked in court.

Meanwhile, the Massachusetts legislature is poised to pass a new buffer zone law, which the attorney for Eleanor McCullen, whose lawsuit against Massachusetts’ first buffer zone law  prevailed before the Supreme Court, says is “more draconian” than the original and promises to challenge in court.

[Photos via SFGate.com]

Anti-Choice Project launching new chapters

Anti-Choice_ProjectI wanted to spotlight our newest advertiser, the Anti-Choice Project , which is scouting for like-minded pro-life activists to launch new chapters.

Founded in 2009 by longtime pro-life activists Tom Herring and Andrew St.Hilaire (pictured below), Anti-Choice Project’s goal is to “educate Americans about the horror of abortion… through the public display of babies aborted during the 1st trimester of pregnancy.”

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Pro-life vid of day: Teacher sentenced for student “sex talks”

by Hans Johnson

Charles Reilly, a former art teacher, sports coach, and borough councilman, was sentenced to a total of 15 years in prison for inappropriate talks with 17 male Pine Hill Middle School students – even asking them to bring in semen-stained tissues for an “art project.”  He had pleaded guilty to charges including official misconduct and child endangerment.

Parents in the suburb of Camden, New Jersey, reacted at the time of the indictments here on Fox29 in Philadelphia:

Email dailyvid@jillstanek.com with your video suggestions.

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Pro-choice porn prof pleads “no contest” to charges of grand theft, battery, vandalism

Mireille Miller-Young abortion proponent stole pro-life signsAm following up on the March 4 incident when abortion zealot Mireille Miller-Young, a professor of porn studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, went berserk when coming upon a pro-life display of abortion victims.

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Stanek Sunday funnies 7-27-14

Good morning! Here were my top five six favorite political cartoons this week. Be sure to vote for your fav in the poll at the bottom of the post!

We begin with a twofer by Nate Beeler at Townhall.com
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Stanek Sunday Word: “Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk”

milkYou have been born again, not from a seed that can be destroyed, but through God’s everlasting word that can’t be destroyed. That’s why Scripture says, “All people are like grass, and all their beauty is like a flower of the field. The grass dries up and the flower drops off, but the word of the Lord lasts forever.” This word is the Good News that was told to you.

So get rid of every kind of evil, every kind of deception, hypocrisy, jealousy, and every kind of slander. Desire God’s pure word as newborn babies desire milk. Then you will grow in your salvation. Certainly you have tasted that the Lord is good!

~ I Peter 1:23- 2:3, God’s Word translation

Pro-life photo of the week: Abortion clinic bricks

Today’s photo of the week is by… me!

I snapped the shot on a whim as I was reading one night last week and was a bit surprised at the interest it garnered on Twitter and Facebook after I posted it on Instagram.

The photo is a side shot my nightstand, on which I have three bricks from three different closed abortion clinics that I use as a pen holder.

The bricks serve as an encouragement as to what we have accomplished, but they also hurt my soul to its core when I meditate on what went on inside the walls they held together.

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2014-07-20_0905This week, due in part to connections I’ve been able to establish across the pro-life spectrum, I was able to:

Each of these stories took several hours to several days to investigate and pull together. I was only enabled to do this thanks to the generosity of pro-lifers who freed my time to focus on pro-life journalism.

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Stanek weekend question: Is the abortion battle becoming increasingly “corrosive”?

Pro-choice professor Mireille Miller-Young steals pro-life signs showing victims of abortionI have sensed for some time that abortion proponents are becoming increasingly and overtly hostile to pro-life activism.

An immediate example is UCSB Professor Mireille Miller-Young, photo right, who this week pleaded “no contest” to charges that she assaulted a pro-life teenager and stole her sign. 

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Hollywood studios used abortion to cover up steamy secrets

Myrna Loy abortion old HollywoodThe intricate history of the studio system’s production of stars is filled with manipulation, cover-ups, excised histories, and a gossip press willing to overlook it all as it behooves its own interests…. 

If and when the stars did misbehave, each studio employed “fixers” to cover up the evidence (which included bribing cops, paying off mistresses, and arranging for abortions).

~ Anne Helen Petersen, “The down and dirty history of TMZ,” Buzz Feed, July 24

[Photo is of actress Myrna Loy, who later admitted to an abortion in her autobiography, High Times, Hard Times]

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womensissuesby Kelli

Forty years later, having won most of their early battles, the current “women’s issue” crowd now maintains there’s a war on us that won’t end until we can obtain contraception and abortion without so much as a co-payment even for women who can afford an education at Georgetown, and it must be paid for even by people who have always maintained conscientious objection.

Meanwhile, many of us have refused to assimilate, though we rarely hold press conferences about it. Bearing the wounds of the sexual revolution, we think, for our daughters’ sakes, there’s still room for discussion. Abortion and contraception (free at last, or mostly) aren’t the best we have to offer our girls….

We think the abortion-contraception damsel in distress dirge is unworthy of us, and quite disingenuous coming from women perfectly able to pay.

Our “women’s issue” sisters may be admirable for their tenacity in defining the debate, but they do not define us. We take issue with their version of “women’s issues” and we can speak for ourselves.

~ Peggy Haslar, The Pueblo Chieftain, July 26

[HT: Jill; photo via capecodcounselor.net]

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