The American pro-life lobby is such a staunch supporter of the life he may start to kill his ideas. This is what happened in Kansas (USA) last week. George Tiller (the photo) has succumbed to the attack in the third. When he went to church, he was executed in cold blood in front of a dozen people. The alleged killer then fled before being caught by police.
This is not the first time that has doctors carrying out abortions (ie George Tiller agreed to perform abortions beyond the legal limits étatsusiennes ie 20 weeks for reasons related to their own health hazards or major fetal malformations) are the subject of violence against them. Dr. Tiller never went out without a bulletproof vest. According WSBS "following the murder of Dr. Tiller, Randall Terry, founder of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue (Operation Rescue) described the doctor as a" serial killer "and said," He reaped what he had sown ". He said that the memory that would remain would be the Tiller "one of the culprits of history." Atmosphere. If such acts on the part of fanatical pro-life movement are isolated, they are strongly condemned by the official spokespersons of the Pro-Life movement , they show that the issue of abortion rights remains valid in the United UNite.
Roe vs Wade, the revolution
It goes far beyond the classic American divisions between Democrats and Republicans, to be a real social issue that divides the American public. It is not any of the pitfalls that await Barack Obama during his term. The US president has to reauthorize the State funding US organizations promoting abortion abroad to the chagrin of a fringe of religious, Protestant and Catholic voters, which represents over a third of American voters.
Since the decision Roe vs. Wad e in 1973 that allows abortion throughout the United States. Norma McCorvey, aka Jane Roe, the woman who is at the origin of the request later became a fierce opponent of abortion. Two years later, France will do the same. This judgment of the Supreme Court opened the way for the legalization of abortion whose course is fraught with difficulties. One finds the same opposition in the debate on the end of life, including Terri Schiavo case in the example is. If abortion raises the question of the status of the fetus or embryo, which begins life etc., do not forget the distress and suffering of women whose only means of abortion have long been the knitting needle, a razor blade or falling down the stairs, with potential health consequences that one can imagine.
Blue. Legal. Green. Legal under certain circumstances (rape, danger to the mother ...). Brown. For legal) or (illegal except for) rape, life-threatening risks, defects or mental illness. Orange. Illegal, with exceptions for rape, life-threatening risks, mental illness. Reddish. Illegal, with exceptions for vital risks or mental illness. Bright blue. Illegal.
An election issue in the US
The pro-life is a formidable power. He knows how to mobilize his supporters in the public debate around the clinics that perform abortions to on the internet playing the card of blaming the women concerned. During the last US presidential election, John McCain, fairly open on this issue, was forced to choose Sara Palin, opposed to abortion, to win back the right wing of the electorate that threatened to give up. Without success. But in some southern states, can not get elected by being openly pro-abortion. He does not hesitate to also use shocking images (below) to support his thesis. Who is not moved (or disgusted) by the blackened body.
The lobby for the pro-life is pro-choice lobby as call US. The main organizations are Planned Parenthood and Naral , an organization that has made no secret of his fondness for Obama during the US presidential election. It also shows in its balance sheet "since 2006, NARAL Pro-Choice America Helped elect 44 new pro-choice members of the House, eight new pro-choice Senators, and pro-choice President Barack Obama. " It helps politicians mobilizing its members and organizing campaigns against advertising-marketing.
The American public turns
A Gallup poll (see chart) dating back to May 2009 shows that the question "Do you consider yourself more as pro-life or pro-choice," the US meet 51% pro-life and 42% pro-choice. And for the first time since the survey exists. They are Protestants who demonstrate their greater certainty in this regard. A majority of women also said pro-life. The trend is also particularly notable men as pro-choice down 10% and become the minority.
This change in American public opinion reflects the great difficulty calmly deal about this side of the Atlantic. Tiller's murder will perhaps awaken some consciences.
Gift-Bonuxes an excerpt from the film "If the walls spoke," dedicated to the history of the women who mobilized, risking their lives to abortion in the United States.