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) succumbed to the third attack. When he went to church, he was coldly executed before a dozen people. The alleged killer then fled before being caught by the police.
This is not the first time a physician conducting abortions (ie George Tiller agreed to perform abortion 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 , "after the murder of Dr. Tiller, Randall Terry, founder of anti-abortion group Operation Rescue (Operation Rescue) described the doctor as a" serial killer "and said," he reaped what he sowed ". He said 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 spokesmen of the Pro-Life movement , they show that the issue of abortion rights remains valid in the United States.
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 tenure. U.S. President comes to reauthorize funding for the U.S. State organizations promoting abortion abroad to the chagrin of a fringe of religious, Protestant and Catholic voters, representing over a third of American voters.
Since the decision Roe v. Wad e in 1973, which 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 decision of the Federal Supreme Court paves the way for the legalization of abortion whose course is fraught with pitfalls. One finds the same opposition in the debate on the end of life, including in the Terri Schiavo case is an example. If abortion raises the question of the status of the fetus or embryo, which began life etc., do not forget the distress and suffering of women whose only means of abortion have long been the knitting needle, razor blade or falling down the stairs, with potential health consequences that we can imagine.
Blue. Legal. Green. Legal under certain circumstances (rape, danger to the mother ...). Brown. Legal for) 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 risk or mental illness. Bright blue. Illegal.
An election issue in the United States
The pro-life lobby is a formidable power. He knows how to mobilize his supporters in the public debate around the clinics that perform abortions on the internet playing the card of blaming women concerned. During the last U.S. presidential election, John McCain, rather open on this issue, was forced to choose Sara Palin, opposed to abortion, to regain the right wing of the electorate who threatened to quit. Without success. But in some southern states, can not get elected by being openly pro-abortion. It also does not hesitate to 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 U.S.. The main organizations are family planning and Naral , an organization that has made no secret of his fondness for Obama in the U.S. 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 advertising campaigns against-marketing.
The American public turns
A Gallup poll (graphic) from May 2009 shows that the question "Do you consider yourself more as pro-life or pro-choice," the U.S. meet 51% pro-life, and 42% pro-choice. And for the first time since the survey exists. They are Protestants that reflect their greater certainty in this regard. A majority of women also said pro-life. Evolution is also particularly significant in men since the pro-choice fell by 10% and become the minority.
This change in American public opinion reflects the great difficulty calmly deal this side of the Atlantic about. Tiller's murder will perhaps raise some awareness.
Gift-Bonuxes an excerpt of the film "If the walls spoke," dedicated to the history of the women who mobilized, risking their lives to abortion in the United States.