Nell'ultimo numero di ANTIFA info bullettin viene dato molto risalto alla notizia del 24.10.98 dove a New York e' stato ucciso un medico che praticava aborti in ospedale.
Non e' la prima volta che gli estremisti della destra cristiana USA arrivano all'omicidio. Sono diversi gli omicidi, i ferimenti e gli attentati anche con esplosivi contro delle cliniche ginecologihe, medici ed anche bar-gay.
L'intromissione nei diritti di scelta sulla maternita' e sulla autodeterminazione delle donne e' arrivata a livelli, qui in Italia, attualmente impensabili. Questi integralisti cattolici, che non hanno nulla da invidiare ai loro pari islamici, picchettano le cliniche, minacciano medici e donne e cercano cosi' di creare un clima di terrore che renda impossibile abortire, o meglio un clima che costringa le donne ad abortire in casa clandestinamente rischiando ogni volta di morire.
In fondo alla cronaca del fatto, che ha avuto molto clamore negli USA, c'e' un commento dei redattori di AFIB che da tempo si occupano ed indagano sulla destra cristiana estremista e sulle sue appendici terroriste come l'Esercito di Dio e le milizie. Va ricordato che questa estesa galassia della destra integralista ha forti alleanze e protagonismo in alti livelli della scena politica americana. Basta ricordare che Pat Robertson della Christian Coalition era candidato allla Presidenza, e poi ha corso per la vicepresidenza USA... avremmo avuto nella stanza dei bottoni, a capo di una superpotenza nucleare come gli USA un uomo che crede che tra qualche giorno arrivera' l'armageddon... il giudizio di dio. Un rischio tremendo.
segue notizia e nota di AFIB:
_________________________________________________________________ DOCTOR WHO PERFORMED ABORTIONS KILLED IN UPSTATE NEW YORK _________________________________________________________________ By Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press, 10/24/98 23:33 AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) - A sniper killed a doctor who performs abortions, firing through the physician's kitchen window - the first fatality among five sniper attacks on upstate New York or Canadian abortion providers in the last four years. Dr. Barnett Slepian, 51, was gunned down Friday night, just days after authorities warned abortion providers in the region about possible violence because the four earlier attacks happened within a few weeks of Nov. 11, Veterans Day. ``There's some type of connection on the date. We don't know what it is,'' Inspector David Bowen of the Hamilton-Wentworth (Ont.) police said Saturday. Bowen is part of a Canadian-American task force that has investigated the shootings since November 1997. Task force spokesman Keith McCaskill said there had been no communication from the alleged shooter or shooters following any of the attacks. Slepian's wife told police the shooting happened minutes after the couple returned home from synagogue. The Slepians' four sons, ages 7 to 15, also were home at the time. Before Slepian, three Canadian doctors and a doctor near Rochester, N.Y., were shot and wounded since 1994. In each case, the doctors were fired upon with a high-powered rifle through windows in their homes. Canadian and American authorities issued safety tips to doctors on Tuesday. ``They were told to stay away from windows that weren't covered with curtains or blinds and to be aware of their surroundings and anything suspicious at their clinics,'' said Frank Olesko, Amherst's assistant police chief. Slepian's killer shot through a window with raised blinds from behind a back yard fence. A helicopter search was fruitless. The gunman remained at large Saturday. On a list of doctors who perform abortions, clinic workers and others compiled posted on a Web site, Slepian's name had a line through it. The list names abortion providers it says are working, wounded or have been killed. The Web site, which has rantings against homosexuality and the government, includes photos of aborted fetuses and has links to the Army of God. Letters signed by the shadowy Army of God claimed responsibility for the 1997 bombings of a gay bar in Atlanta and an abortion clinic, and the this year's fatal Birmingham abortion clinic bombing. FBI officials in Buffalo and Amherst police declined to comment when asked about the Website. Abortion supporters and foes alike condemned the attack. ``For anyone to take it upon himself to be judge, jury and executioner is nothing but sheer evil,'' said Karen Swallow Prior, formerly of the anti-abortion group Operation Rescue and now the Right-to-Life Party candidate for lieutenant governor. Gov. George Pataki said the killer should face the death penalty. ``It's beyond a tragedy - It's really an act of terrorism and, in my mind, a cold-blooded assassination,'' Pataki said in Buffalo. Slepian had been the target of anti-abortion protesters since the 1980s. Activists claimed a victory when Slepian temporarily closed his Amherst office in 1992 during a protest by Operation Rescue in the Buffalo area. Slepian closed the office to avoid inconveniencing other doctors in his building, he said at the time, promising to continue performing abortions at a clinic in Buffalo. ``He was one of the few physicians in this area with the integrity to stand up for what he believed in,'' said Marilynn Buckham of GYN Womenservices, a Buffalo clinic. ``Those who picket the doctors and clinics - the anti-choice extremists - contribute to this environment of hate and hostility.'' Slepian had promised not to let frequent confrontations with protesters deter him. ``He said, `They're not going to scare me. They're not going to threaten me,''' said Harvey Rogers, a lawyer who represented Slepian after the doctor faced charges following a 1988 clash with protesters in front of his home. In that case, protesters taunted Slepian, calling him ``murderer,'' during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, as his family opened gifts. One of the protesters claimed the doctor attacked him with a baseball bat. A misdemeanor assault charge against Slepian was settled in March 1989. The doctor paid about $400 for repairs to a van and for part of the man's medical bills. President Clinton said Saturday that he is ``outraged'' by Slepian's slaying and that the Justice Department is working with local authorities to track down his killer. ``The nation cannot tolerate violence directed at those providing a constitutionally protected medical service,'' Clinton said in a statement. ``No matter where we stand on the issue of abortion, all Americans must stand together in condemning this tragic and brutal act.'' The FBI, federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms, Erie County Sheriffs, Royal Canadian Mounted Police and New York State Police were investigating. About 150 people attended a candlelight vigil held by the National Abortion Federation, an association of abortion providers, on Saturday night in Buffalo. ``We staged this vigil for the community who wanted to come together and show solidarity in remembering Dr. Slepian - to talk about what it means to the community,'' said Susan Dudley, the NAF's deputy director. She said her group would be in Buffalo for the next couple of days working with the clinic and with law enforcement officials on ``security issues'' and make sure they are serious about apprehending the gunman. ``We want an all out endeavor to catch this guy. We want insurances that is going to be the highest priority,'' she said. In Amherst, neighbors lamented the loss of a friendly guy who always built elaborate Halloween displays. ``He said, `I'm very busy this weekend,''' Suby Shastry said of Slepian's plans to set up fake tombstones, eerie light displays and spooky sound effects. ``This is sad,'' Shastry said. ``To kill someone to prove a point. He has a family, too. Killing someone doesn't solve a problem.'' Copyright 1998 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. ***** AFIB EDITOR'S NOTE: The following article comes from the web page alluded to in the AP story above. It is nothing less than a rationalization for the assassination of abortion providers and the bombing of women's clinics. It was authored by clerical- fascist Neal Horsley, the current chair of the Creator's Rights Party, an ultra-rightist outfit allied with remnants of the direct action anti-abortion movement. Written shortly after the January 1998 bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama women's clinic that resulted in the death of a security guard and the wounding of a nurse, Horsley outlines a strategy of terror he claims is "justified" by Biblical "law." By 1993, in the wake of the assassination of Dr. David Gunn in Pensacola, Florida, the direct action anti-abortion movement fractured over the question of armed action against abortion providers. Termed "defensive action" by Rev. Paul Hill (a convicted assassin who brutally murdered a doctor and his security guard in 1994), clerical- fascists believe that a sustained campaign of psychological and guerrilla warfare across North America will ultimately compel the state to severely restrict women's reproductive freedom. Unlike racial nationalists (nazis) who advocate the creation of an "Aryan" state akin to Hitler's Third Reich, clerical-fascists work towards the institution of a repressive theocracy where only "Bible-believing Christians" have any political or civil rights. While Horsley skirts the issue of alleged Atlanta and Birmingham bomber Eric Rudolph's affiliation with the racist Christian Identity movement (Rudolph was a supporter of the Northpoint Tactical Teams, a neo-fascist North Carolina-based militia) it should be abundantly clear that among the militants, the question of women's reproductive autonomy is linked to the question of political power: which class rules? While "mainstream" feminists and liberals lobby a repressive state for "protection" from clerical-fascist terror, they all but ignore wider and more serious threats to women's rights. 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