UPDATE, 6/19, 6:51a: 2 blog commenters made points worth posting about the tidbit in FMF's alert, "Our legal team is now working to retain legal council."
Praxedes wrote, "So they need more money to pay lawyers to advise the lawyers they already have?" And Mary added, "Shouldn't that be counsel?"
6/18, 7:44a: I don't know if Mississippi's last standing abortion mill really is in financial trouble of if the Feminist Majority Foundation has simply stumbled on a good fundraising tactic.
Whatever, yesterday came FMF's 3rd "urgent" and "emergency" appeal in 3-1/2 weeks to save the Jackson Women's Health Organization (pictured right). See previous 2 here and here. This alert included a new tidbit, "Our legal team is now working to retain legal council."
As I reported last week, there has been no mention of an "anti-abortion extremist" intruder in the press, but had such an "invas[ion]" actually taken place we can rest assured MSM would have been all over it. Click to enlarge...
The waiting room? LOL!! Isn't that usually the first place you enter when you walk through the door? Can't begin to tell you all the waiting rooms I've made it to!
"Hostile intruders", like the one the police talked to and who apparently left the clinic without any ado? It sounds like the biggest concern the police officers had was the paperwork they would have to fill out if the intruder didn't leave when asked. Heck, we had more action in our ER waiting room on a regular basis.
Any evidence of these "threats" like phone recordings, e-mails, letters, or police reports?
Sounds like the only "security" this place needs is a lock on the front door.Posted by: Mary at June 18, 2010 8:15 AM
That waiting room "invader" probably got in, sat down and talked to a couple of women about why they are getting abortion...
The front desk or nurse or deathscort probably heard this conversation and told the "invader" to leave and called the police.
The "invader" promtly left leaving the cops with nothing to report on except for a couple of witnesses and the exagerated story by the abortuary folks.
The abortuary people decided to 'milk' this event to garner sympathy and cash from their gullible, pro-abort supporters.
The "invader" might have been a health department inspector, and the "legal counsel" needed to keep the health department from shutting the place down. Remember, anybody who wants to hold abortion mills to any kind of standards is "antichoice".Posted by: Christina at June 18, 2010 8:44 AM
It cant be that good of a fundraising tactic if this is the third time in 3 1/2 weeks. That seems to mean they are not getting the donations.
Posted by: Kristen at June 18, 2010 8:58 AM
I'm interested in the part that says, a legal coordinator from the NCAP is here to "devise new ways for the local community to support ... this facility."
I read it as this -- they've got lawyers down there digging for loopholes to manipulate and defraud the local taxpayers.Posted by: Cranky Catholic at June 18, 2010 9:06 AM
"Everyday, the leading anti-abortion extremist in Jackson, who is a advocate of Justifiable Homicide..."
Name please? Basically, "there is one guy who keeps bugging us, and since he is anti-abortion, he'll probably kill one of our doctors."
What absolute hogwash!!!!Posted by: Peg at June 18, 2010 9:14 AM
It's probably Roy McMillan, who is a bit of a wingnut. He's married to ex-abortionist Beverly McMillan.Posted by: Christina at June 18, 2010 9:49 AM
What Peg asked.Posted by: Kelsey at June 18, 2010 9:54 AM
"our legal team is now working to retain legal counsel." So they need more money to pay lawyers to advise the lawyers they already have?
All of it smells of BS to me. If there are people donating to this "cause", it is definitely an example of the dim taking advantage of the dimmer.
The dimmest is the person who put those bars around that planter. Hopefully their new legal counsel will let them know that those pesky extemest intruders would probably be able to get over those bars.
Maybe the bars are there to protect the dead flowers they can't afford to water but more than likely they don't want any of their customers trying to escape out the window once they see the staff who was retained by other staff.
Times are tough you know!Posted by: Praxedes at June 18, 2010 10:35 AM
"Our legal team is now working to retain legal council"
Shouldn't that be counsel?
Also, shouldn't there be pictures of "extremists" beating down the front door and climbing through windows. All I see is a decorative bar gate and planter fence and what look like glass front doors that could be easily smashed by determined "extremists".Posted by: Mary at June 18, 2010 10:52 AM
If I'm in fear of my life I don't hire a lawyer, I hire a bodyguard with a very big gun.
This is the new tactic, gin up fear of predators that don't exist. Portray women as victims, feminism as under siege, the encroachment of the 'days of the coat hanger'.Posted by: Gerard Nadal at June 18, 2010 11:02 AM
That's a nice looking, strong building they've got there. I think it will be able to withstand an alien invasion. Who are they expecting? Little green men with buggy eyes and antennas?Posted by: Janet at June 18, 2010 11:25 AM
Exactly. Maybe instead of the legal team retaining legal "council" they should instead hire a good security firm. Or at least do what most of us have the sense to do when we are in fear of our safety, use locks.
If I had a glass front door which enables one to see into my home and can be easily smashed and which I leave unlocked, as was obviously done since an "extremist" made it to the waiting room, and then incessently whined about my security, your response would be what?Posted by: Mary at June 18, 2010 12:23 PM
Hmmm...doesn't the building look like a Mausoleum?Posted by: RSD at June 18, 2010 1:22 PM
THEY MUST BE DESPERATE IF THEY HAVE JILL STANEK ON THEIR MAILING LIST.
WHAT NOT ENOUGH PROABORTS IN MS..? DEO GRATIAS
Hope the next thing I hear about this killing center is,It's CLOSED and babies are safer in Mississippi!Posted by: John at June 18, 2010 4:26 PM
3 "urgent" and "emergency" appeals in 3-1/2 weeks. For some reason, I can't help wondering if the appeals are failing miserably & they are getting more & more desperate to raise money to keep it open. After this 1 fails as well, I wonder what they will do to ratchet things up for the 4th appeal?Posted by: Al at June 19, 2010 12:49 AM
Prax and Mary, good points, lol! Why didn't I catch them? Posting as updates.Posted by: Jill Stanek at June 19, 2010 6:53 AM